Main Street Conservatory of Dance’s Nutcracker goes virtual
For the Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD –This year marks Main Street Conservatory of Dance’s 18th year producing “The Nutcracker” ballet for the Marshfield community, but this is the first year the program will have a “virtual” audience.
“This year’s performance is ‘virtual’ and being filmed here in our studio,” explained Heather Conrad, studio owner/director. “We have made a few adjustments to allow for the change in stage size and also adjusted some choreography to allow for more ‘dis-dancing,’ as we like to call it.”
Video of the performance will be made available to those who purchase an event ticket, through a virtual performance premier on Dec. 16. Ticket sales are vital every year to supporting the studio.
This year’s production includes approximately 75 performers, including students from the Classical Ballet Program and Jazz Company, and featuring the dancers of the Marshfield Youth Ballet Company as well as a few members of the studio community.
Starring roles this year include Olivia Warren as Sugar Plum Fairy, Jordyn Helgerson as Spanish Hot Chocolate Senorita, and Sofia O’Brien as Divinity.
Other MYCB Dancers include: Sarah Dickinson as Dew Drop, Shyla Elliott as Arabian Coffee Princess, Connie Langfoss as Snow Queen, Kelly McEwen as Russian Matryoshka, Malorie Schooley as Dream Clara, Katie Seehafer as Lotus Blossom, Autumn Sternweis as Little Bo Peep, and Lily Streckert as the Mouse Doll.
There is also a production crew of five instructors/choreographers, a stage designer, scenery artist, a small costume crew, lighting and sound techs, a video crew, and parent volunteers who work behind the scenes.
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