2 Swampscott Residents to Perform in NYB's Nutcracker

NYB's Nutcracker, Photo by Liza Voll
NYB's Nutcracker, Photo by Liza Voll

Northeast Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the enchanting journey of a young girl named Clara in 1835’s Germany who embarks on an adventure through a winter wonderland to a palace of sugary sweets.  Featuring the talents of more than 125 dancers who auditioned from the Greater Boston area, along with international guest artists hailing from Australia, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and New York, the production will occur once again at the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts in Andover, MA. Exquisite dancing, beautiful costumes, lavish sets, and Tchaikovsky's brilliant score guarantee a magical holiday experience.

Northeast Youth Ballet (NYB), a non-profit ballet company since 1996, is known for producing quality ballet productions in the Boston and greater Boston area. Critics rave about NYB productions:  past praise is from news sources including The Boston GlobeThe Medford Daily Mercury, WBZ Channel 4, The Lynn Item, and other local papers and cable channels.

This year, two Swampscott residents, Gia DiLisio and Sophia Hart, are privileged to share the stage with international guest artists in NYB’s Nutcracker production.  Performances will run from Thursday, December 12 through Sunday December 15, 2013.  Tickets are $26.00 for adults and $23 for children and seniors and may be obtained through northeastyouthballet.tix.com or by calling 800-595-4849 (4tix).  Groups of 20 or more and students are eligible for discounted tickets at $22.00.  For those who qualify, complimentary tickets are also available through NYB’s S.T.A.R.S. program, a community outreach program created to encourage and educate children and individuals of all ages who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the ballet.  This group includes students, senior citizens, special needs organizations and military families from the inner city and surrounding communities.

A delightful story that includes a battle with mice, mischief, magic and a beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy dancing in her Palace of Sweets, The Nutcracker has something for the whole family. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so reserve yours now!  For more information about Northeast Youth Ballet, or to purchase tickets, please visit their website at www.northeastyouthballet.org or call 800-595-4849 (4tix).

Choreographed by: Artistic Director, Denise Cecere

Music by: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

Show times:

Thursday, December 12th, 10 AM (for school children only)

Friday, December 13th, 10 AM (for school children only)

Friday, December 13th, 7:30 PM (open to the public)

Saturday, December 14th, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM  (open to the public)

Sunday, December 15th, 2:00 PM  (open to the public)



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