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Nutcracker…Jazzed Up!

December 3, 2011 4:00PM  to  December 4, 2011 6:00PM

Beck Center Dance Workshop and Beck Dance Education present Nutcracker...Jazzed Up! in Beck's Music Armory Building on Saturday, December 3 at 4 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 1 and 4 p.m. This production puts a twist on the original Tchaikovsky score in a nontraditional setting by incorporating ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance to convey the endeared Nutcracker story.

  • Choreography by Melanie Szucs, Associate Director of Dance Education and Dance Education faculty members Louise Hadaway, Wannetta Scott, and Mimi Schwensen.
  • Featured dancers include:  Alexandra Cassidy (Cleveland), Taylor Gerrasch (Rocky River), Julia Horner (Cleveland), Abby Schneider (Lakewood), Becky Steffen (Westlake), and Kelly Tomko (North Ridgeville).

Tickets with reserved seating are $12 for Adult/Senior (65 and over) and $10 for Children/Student (18 and under), including the service fee.

On Saturday, December 10, the ensemble will perform this piece for the residents of Lakewood Senior Health, Ennis Court and Eliza Jennings. This has become an annual tradition for Beck Center dancers who have shared their talents with the community during the holiday season for the past six years.

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