The Pickaway County Family YMCA Dance & Art Studio will present its annual performance of “The Nutcracker” for two performances Saturday at Circleville High School.
Performances are set for 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $9 and are available at the door.
The YMCA Art program also will be hosting an art show in the hallway adjacent to the auditorium during the performances.
The seasonal performance is directed by Meghan Marshall and features choreography by the YMCA Dance staff.
“We have dancers that are ages 2 to 18 doing styles from ballet, tap, contemporary and baton,” she said.
Marshall said she is very proud of all of her students for once again bringing “The Nutcracker” to life, and she is especially pleased with a few new costumes this year, as well as some new music.
“We have been doing this a long time, so it is fun to add new things for audiences as well as the students,” she said. “I think our first production of the show was in partnership with Roundtown Players back in the late 1990s.”
The studio will present its spring recital, “Once Upon a Time…” on April 23.
For more information about joining a dance, art or theatre class, contact the studio at 740-477-6099.
Act 1: Party Scene
Clara – Audrey Fausnaugh
Nancy – Carly Spence
Natalia – Tara Ray
Je’taime the Cat – Chloe Kidd
Maids – Rachel Agosta, Hannah Galinger, Gabrielle Ciminello, Ellie Sahr, Elise Simison
Drosselmeyer – Jimmy Laux (outside actor)
Parents – Rachael Lynch, Tyler Corcoran (outside actors)
Nutcracker/Nephew – Peyton Bretz (outside actor)
Party Girls – Aleha Anderson, Nicole Bennett, Macy Greene, Presley Hamilton, Aubrey Justice, Loralai Kinzy, Leigha McManes, Katie Reynard, Briana Ritchie, Olivia Schmerich, Hope Akers, Chloe Anderson, Molly Black, Crystal Candlish, Brookelynn Sadler, Katie Wilson
Act 1: Drosselmeyer’s Magical Toys
Flower Fairy Doll – Emily Allen
Sugar Plum Doll – Aubrey Davis
Tapping Generals – Brooke Anderson, Adriana Collier, Ellie Kidd, Josie Mills, Tara Ray, Savannah Sweeney, Peri White
Ballerina Doll – (Sat., 1 p.m.) Morgan McFarland; (Sat., 6 p.m.) Meghan Marshall
Flame Throwers – Cicely Esterline, Halle Kinne, Vivian Hankins, Montana Kinzy, Alyssa Leist, Molly Black, Kaylee Sharp, Rebekah Lynch
Act 1: Battle Scene
Rats – Maris Downing, Peri White
Mouse Queen – Kloey Arnett
Mice – Haleigh Bartholow, Hannah Daniels, Ryleigh Frye, Annabelle Garner, Nyla Hines, Grace Jacobs, Raelyn Nungester-Johnson, Gabriella Roberts, Naomi Stahr, Adelaide Williams, Janie Yingling
General Helpers – GREEN: Ellie Kidd, Josie Mills; RED: Savannah Sweeney
Toy Soldiers – RED: Riley August, Cameron Crego; RED, Stage Right: Chloe Hamm, Greta Helser, Aggie Search; GREEN, Stage Left: Addison Edgington, Emilea Edington, Rachel Mills, River Scott, Mayia Warren, Paige Wellman
Act 1: Snow Scene
Snow Queen – Ellie Sahr
Snowflakes – Brooklyn Bryant, Isabella Crego, Jordan, Rhymer, Kaylee Sharp, Reagan Stiverson, Sophie Stonerock, Alexis Anderson, Chloe Kidd, Charlee Greene, Abby Phillips, Rachel Agosta, Emily Allen, Emma Bretz, Hannah Galinger, Morgan McFarland, Allie Styers
Act 2: Land of Sweets
Marzipan – Emma Bretz
Angel Helpers – Brooke Anderson, Adriana Collier, Julia Kuder, Jordan Rhymer
Angels – Toni Carr, Leah Daniels, Ryleigh Koch, Madison Martin, Gabriella Schemrich, Sophia Spradlin, Hannah Walburn, Addison Goode, Lillian Hudson, Avery Justice, Adelle Laux, Ruby Maginn, Katie McGraw, Lily McGraw, Kamryn McKirgan, Morrighan Whitmer, Kyla Wolfe
Spanish Chocolate – Hannah Galinger
Arabian Coffee – Allie Styers, Alexis Anderson, Gabrielle Ciminello, Charlee Greene, Elise Simison
Chinese Teacups – Alyssa Anderson, Eliza Barnes, Grace Bennett, Abigail Daniels, Cicely Esterline, Olivia Hunt, Madeline Hunt, Ava Justice, Montana Kinzy, Ava Patrick, Faith Powell, Zoe Schemrich
Russian Bakers – Ellie Kidd, Chloe Kidd, Abigail Phillips
Gum Drops – Vivivan Hankins, Brooke Horn, Sydney Jones, Jensen Koch, Calleigh Morrison, Allison Springer, Tommise Taylor, Kaitlyn Thompson, Katy Zang
Gingerbread Cookies – Aleha Anderson, Nicole Bennett, Macy Greene, Presley Hamilton, Aubrey Justice, Loralai Kinzy, Leigha McManes, Katie Reynard, Briana Ritchie, Olivia Schmerich, Hope Akers, Chloe Anderson, Molly Black, Crystal Candlish, Brookelynn Sadler, Katie Wilson
Sugar Plum Fairy – Aubrey Davis
Dew Drop – Rachel Agosta
Waltz of the Flowers – Brooke Anderson, Adriana Collier, Monica Cottrell, Maris Downing, Julia Kuder, Josie Mills, Tara Ray, Carly Spence, Savannah Sweeney, Peri White, Brooklyn Bryant, Isabella Crego, Jordan Rhymer, Kaylee Sharp, Reagan Stiverson, Sophie Stonerock
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal