Kid-friendly 'Nutcracker' returns to Grand Theatre
The Dance Company for the Performing Arts will return to the Grand Theatre in Elizabeth to perform its kid-friendly version of “The Nutcracker.”
Show producer Pat McKeown said the North Versailles-based dance company is looking forward to what will be its fourth annual staging of the show at the theater on Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for children and will be available in advance or at the door while they last.
“We made it specifically for children,” McKeown said of the adaptation, which she developed about 25 years ago. The performance includes narration and dispatches with some of the loner dance scenes. In total, the performance is only about an hour long.
Other aspects of the production that have proven to be a hit with young audiences have been retained, such as the Mouse King.
“The mice end up stealing the show at the end,” McKeown said.
The troupe features 14 performers, some of whom are double and triple cast. The age of the dancers ranges between 10 and 19.
The size of the Elizabeth theater makes it a great place for the audience and performers to connect, McKeown said. The atmosphere is relaxed and children enjoy popcorn and other treats during intermission, she said, adding, “The theater has been a really great fit for us.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 412-672-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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