The ‘Nutcracker’ to play at DHS this weekend

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The ‘Nutcracker’ to play at DHS this weekend

Dancers rehearse in the auditorium in preparation for the weekend production of

Dancers rehearse in the auditorium in preparation for the weekend production of "The Nutcracker Ballet."

Abigail Craig

Dancers rehearse in the auditorium in preparation for the weekend production of "The Nutcracker Ballet."

Abigail Craig

Abigail Craig

Dancers rehearse in the auditorium in preparation for the weekend production of "The Nutcracker Ballet."

Abigail Craig, Staff Writer

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The high school will host the Danbury Music Centre’s annual, “The Nutcracker Ballet,” this weekend, Dec. 7-9.

The show will be packed with dancing, orchestra, and plenty of holiday spirit. Several DHS students, from freshman to seniors, are involved as well.

The production is directed by married couple Arthur Frederick and Lisa Denton. Both directors have stated that the one thing they are looking forward to the most in this year’s show will be “seeing the beautiful transformation of children into capable animated performers.”

Rehearsals for the show first began in late September, and dancers have been coming to the high school, after-hours, almost every day since then in preparation for the show.

Junior Sara Carlson is involved in this year’s show alongside her younger sister, sophomore Megan Carlson.

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Dancers for the weekend production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” warm up in D3.

A 10-year veteran of the show, Sara Carlson said, “I am super excited for this year’s show and I can’t wait to perform.” This year, she has the role of Snow Court two.

In addition to the Carlson girls, junior Brianna Luis will be playing two lead roles in the ballet production — Flower Pink on Pointe and Spanish Court.

Like Sara Carlson, Luis has danced in the production for a decade and is excited, mainly due to the fact that she has “a lot of dancing in the show this year.”

Shows are being held 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium. Tickets are being sold on danburymusiccentre.org with prices ranging from $10-$35.

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