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Nine Wakefielders Dancing In Northeast Youth Ballet's Nutcracker

Performances run Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 at J. Everett Collins Center in Andover.

The following is an announcement from Northeast Youth Ballet:

Northeast Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the enchanting journey of a young girl named Clara in 1835’s Germany who embarks on a journey 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 China, Columbia, Canada, Italy, Hawaii and New York, the production will debut 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 in known for producing high quality ballet productions in the Boston and greater Boston area. Critics rave and past praises for NYB performances include The Boston Globe, The Medford Daily Mercury, WBZ Channel 4, The Lynn Item, and other local papers and cable channels.

This year, nine Wakefield residents, Christiana Cecere, Dorothy Douglass, Sydney Flannigan, Tessa Goldlust, Kaylee Lamberti, Caitlin Murray, Jamie Murray, Kristen Murray and Meghan Robbins are privileged to share the stage with professional – both national and international - guest artists.

The Nutcracker will run from Thursday, December 6 through Sunday December 9, 2012.  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 which 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!

Choreographed by: Artistic Director, Denise Cecere

Music by: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

For more information about Northeast Youth Ballet, please visit their website at www.northeastyouthballet.org or call (781) 665-2236.

For more information about the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts and to obtain tickets for one of the performances, please visit northeastyouthballet.tix.com or by calling 800-595-4849 (4tix).

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