This favorite family holiday tradition will feature live music from the Maine State Ballet Orchestra, decadent costumes and stage scenery by Gail Csoboth, and beautiful dancing by over 300 of the most talented dancers in Maine.

Maine State Ballet’s revered principal dancer Janet Davis of Windham and 18-year old Rhiannon Pelletier of Raymond will share the role of Sugar Plum Fairy. Likewise, Glenn Davis of Windham will reprise his role as the Nutcracker, splitting time with 17-year old Maiki Saito of Scarborough who formerly danced as the Russian Cossack in last year’s performances.

Two gifted teenagers alternate performances in the role of Clara: Adrienne Pelletier of Raymond, a veteran of the role at the age of 16, and Alyssa Bryan, age 15, of North Waterboro. Meanwhile 16-year old Errol Kurtz, of Raymond, will entertain the audience with his leaps as the Russian Cossack.

Performances of Maine State Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30; at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1;at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 6 ; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.

Tickets are on sale at 207-842-0800, mainestateballet.org or tickets.porttix.com, or at the box office, 20 Myrtle St. Tickets are priced at $20-$60, and discounts are available for groups, seniors and children. For more information, call 207-781-7672 or visit www.mainestateballet.org.


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