Natick, MA – Elizabeth Rookey, Caroline Mack and Katie MacDonald from Framingham, MA will perform in Walnut Hill School for the Arts’ winter production of The Nutcracker later this month.
Set on a cozy Christmas Eve, this beloved, classic tale relives the Stahlbaum’s annual Christmas party centering around a prized toy nutcracker and the whimsical fairytale that it prompts. The popular holiday favorite will once again be performed by Walnut Hill high school dance students and Walnut Hill Community Dance Academy students—though this time with a new twist. This year’s production will feature an array of updated set pieces and costumes and several new dance sequences. Performances will take place on December 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 at 7:00pm and December 14, 15 & 21 at 2:00pm at Walnut Hill’s Keiter Center for the Performing Arts in Natick, MA.
Elizabeth Rookey '16, sophomore dance major at Walnut Hill, will play the roles of Snowflake and Merliton, while also understudying the role of Demi-soloist in this year’s rendition of the popular holiday production.
Walnut Hill Community Dance Academy students Caroline Mack and Katie MacDonald will play the roles of Angel and Cherub, respectively.This year, Walnut Hill is dedicating its entire production run of The Nutcracker to beloved former dance faculty member and prolific American choreographer Samuel Kurkjian (1937-2013). Kurkjian was not only a brilliant choreographer, but also a dedicated and caring educator who shaped and inspired countless students.
To purchase tickets for The Nutcracker featuring these Framingham locals and other Walnut Hill students, please visit: http://ticketstage.com/walnuthill.
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