The Nutcracker’s key role of Clara is shared by seniors Hannah Beaudoin, co-captain of the Andover Dance Group, and Lydia Paris. Other lead roles include Isabelle Bicks in the role of the Snow Queen, Sabrina Appleby as Dew Drop and Blake Campbell as lead Arabian. The Grand Pas de Deux will be performed by Boston Ballet soloists Rie Ichikawa and Roddy Doble in the featured roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. In addition to the Nutcracker’s principal dancers, this year’s production will include over 60 cast members including Phillips Academy students, faculty members and young children from the PA community. Faculty members include Lilia Cai-Hurteau, Emilie Cliquet, Stephanie Cormier, Mike Crouse, Aileen Eisenberg, Chloe Epstein, Kevin Graber, Eugene Hughes, Travis Magaluk, Meredith Rahman, and Erin E Strong. Drosselmeyer will be played by Mark Cutler.
The costume redesign for The Nutcracker is made possible by a grant from the Abbot Academy Association, continuing Abbot's tradition of boldness, innovation, and caring. (Photos by Jessie Wallner)
Watch our behind-the-scenes and excerpted performance video below.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/mwSkLLYPsHw
Part 2: https://youtu.be/e4VVbRysdsI
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