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Let the magic begin
Clara (Katelyn Fritz) receives a nutcracker gift. This scene is from the 2005 Nutcracker Gala. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Few holiday traditions can measure up to the magic of the Nutcracker ballet. We are fortunate indeed to have the Nutcracker Gala performed each year right here on the Island.
A classic battle of good vs. evil in Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker."
This year two principal dancers from the Milwaukee Ballet will guest star. Dale Jordan will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cristian L. Konig will perform the Cavalier. Ms. Jordan is from Long Island, N.Y., and trained with Kaleria Fedechiva, the Seiskaya Ballet Academy, Maggie Black, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. She danced with the Sarasota Ballet in Florida and has performed such roles as pas de trios and four little swans in "Swan Lake." Ms. Jordan is a soloist with the Milwaukee Ballet.
Nutcracker Gala Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 pm, Performing Arts Center, high school, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Tickets $25 for preferred seating or $15 for general admission. For more information, call 508-627-9644.