Local ‘celebrities’ to join TCA’s Nutcracker

Join us as we bring the holiday classic ballet and magical tale of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King to life at Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA). Scores of dancers in elaborate costumes dance to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet December 12-14.

The TCA Nutcracker Ballet has become a biennial tradition at the theater and is a collaboration between The Ballet School, Dance Steps Studio, Inc., Encore Dance Studio, Dance with Heart Studios, MST Dance Center and The Tecumseh Players – come join us as we become swept away with Clara and the Prince to the Land of Sweets.

Tecumseh Center for the Arts is proud to present this year’s performances that will showcase ballet dancers from Lenawee, Jackson, Monroe and Washtenaw counties in Michigan and from Lucas County, Ohio. As well as the addition of Act 1, Scene 1 that features performances by local performers Will Fowle as Drosselmeyer, Debbie Merrick-Keyser and Kim Greenfield as the Parents, and special appearances by Karen Miller, Natalie Salazar-Greene, Kecia Werner, Tristan Werner, Mandy Kruse, Joe Bennett, Flavia Brown, and Emily Wunsch as Parents in the Party Scene. Come see the breathtakingly beautiful artistry of this year’s performers while hearing the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.

New this year, the TCA Nutcracker Ballet features Celebrity Mother Gingers played by Tecumseh Kiwanian and Retired School Teacher Tom Meyer on Thursday, Dec. 12; Tecumseh Fire Chief Joe Tuckey on Friday, Dec. 13; Tecumseh Police Chief Brett Coker on Saturday, Dec. 14 during the matinee performance; and Tecumseh City Council Member and Basil Boys Chef Austin See on Saturday, Dec. 14 during the evening performance.

Make The Nutcracker Ballet part of your holiday tradition. Tickets are available for Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors and youth.

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 423.6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee St., or online at thetca.org. The 2019 Nutcracker Ballet is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, show sponsor Suburban Chevrolet of Clinton, and this year’s 39th season sponsor, 3 Dudes & Dinner.

— Kelly Jo Gilmore
Director
Tecumseh Center for the Arts

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