The Nutcracker to be performed at USCB

The Columbia City Ballet from Columbia is bringing their first class production of The Nutcracker to the USCB Center for the Arts for one performance only on Monday, November 28 at 7 PM.
With Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score, with its dreamy waltzes and spirited mazurkas, brings to life the magical tale of Clara and her nutcracker and all the wonderful and colorful characters that visit her dreams spring to life.
“Artistic Director William Starrett’s holiday classic is as refined as any big-time ballet company in New York or San Francisco,” said The State newspaper.
The company, consisting of 35 professional dancers, will also use the talents of 32 local children, ages 3 to 16.  Filling the cast as angel, mice, cherubs, trumpeters, sugar plum fairy attendants and gingerbread girls are: Madison Mullen, May Harrelson, Zoe Becker, Julia Williams, Katherine Hurtt, Katelyn Carter, Holland Perryman, Naomi Salleme, Ruby Katherine Harrelson, Alexandria Clark, Hannah Lienhop, Isabella Danyluk, Macy Mullen, Keating Reichel, Megan Alvarez, Emma Jo Dykeman, Abigail Davidson, Samantha Kinton, Ambrose Reichel, Madison McDougall, Madison Levesque, Alexandra Compton, Kristin Levesque, Katherine Taylor, Victoria Page, Hamilton Kerney, Isabella Page, Jaranyl Palacio, Merritt Kerney, Katie Klatt, Annie Grace Wilson, and Leyla Batson
“I have to remember the children when I am working on this production — their innocent excitement of being a mouse or a sugar plum fairy for the first time,” said Starrett.  “I try to use that energy to bring freshness when I work with the professionals.  It really brings me into the holiday spirit.”
Tickets are on sale now at the box office, open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To purchase by phone, call  (843) 521-4145. Tickets are $40-35-30 and half price for children under 18 years of age.
USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC, 29902.

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