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Summer Arts Intensives

Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25; $20 seniors; $7 students
At the Door:
$30; $25 seniors; $7 students

Location: Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center • 6050 Main Street, Village of Tannersville

FOUR PERFORMANCES:

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
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Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
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Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
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Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
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The Nutcracker

Catskill Mountain Foundation, in cooperation with former Metropolitan Opera ballerina Victoria Rinaldi, Tony-nominated choreographer Margo Sappington and Eugene Petrov, Artistic Director of Petrov Ballet, presents the world’s favorite ballet, The Nutcracker!

Now in its fifth year, this special annual production has become a holiday favorite of residents of the surrounding Catskills and the Hudson Valley. Featuring future ballet stars, Ms. Rinaldi will once again work with local children and adults to stage the party, battle and angels scenes, and Mother Ginger. Sam Meredith, one of Victoria’s favorite ballet partners at the Metropolitan Opera, will play the role of Herr Drosselmeyer. Eugene Petrov, founder of Petrov Ballet School in Waldwick, New Jersey, will dance the roles of Snow King and Cavalier in the two main pas de deux of the performance. The Nutcracker Prince will be danced for a second year by Stephen Colon, and the Mouse King will be danced by Justice Leman. Stephen and Justice are two up and coming Greene County performers who have recently begun training with Ms. Rinaldi. Sydney Henson, who created the role of Clara five years ago, will dance the featured roles of Christmas Star, Snow Queen and Marzipan.

The changes in the cast and choreography from last year’s Nutcracker highlight Victoria’s keen eye for ballet technique and development of younger dancers. Rinaldi trains her dancers through the Orpheum Dance Program, a program of the Catskill Mountain Foundation that was formed to encompass Ms.Rinaldi’s annual productions of The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, weekly Community Ballet classes, and any rehearsal needs of the program. Victoria’s longstanding relationships with key industry contacts lend a hand behind the scenes.

The Nutcracker enchants audiences young and old across the world during the holiday season. The long tradition of The Nutcracker will draw you into its magical realm, never to be forgotten.

 

 

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