Woodbury: Main Street Ballet to Perform ‘Nutcracker’

Main Street Ballet Company will present its annual “Nutcracker” at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 22 at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. Olivia Lamarco (left) and Juliana Rodrigues, two of this year’s principal dancers, are pictured last year in the Snow Scene with guest artist Kouadio Davis.

WOODBURY — Tickets are now on sale for Main Street Ballet Company’s annual “Nutcracker,” to be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 22 at Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Rd., Southbury. Audiences of all ages are invited to be a part of the magic as Clara travels through the enchanted Snow Kingdom and Land of the Sweets. Main Street Ballet’s “Nutcracker” has been growing and flourishing for more than 30 years; each year brings more vibrant and colorful costuming, beautiful sets and intricate staging.

Edward Ellison Ballet’s Leopold Foster will dance with senior Juliana Rodrigues in the Waltz of the Flowers and with Anna Swanson in the Arabian dance.

New York guest artist Jeason Mejia will dance as the Snow King with Olivia Lamarco and with Grace Richardson as the Sugar Plum Cavalier.

Other lead dancers in this year’s production include graduating senior Anna Moyaux as Snow Princess, Madison Willis as Clara, Alex Usami as the Young Prince and Rick Richardson as Herr Drosselmeyer.

Main Street Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is presented with support from the state Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Reserved seats are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older and students 7 to 21, and $12 for children 6 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased online at mainstreetballet.org.

Those seeking additional information may call 314-750-4244.

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