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Classical Youth Ballet to perform 'Nutcracker'

December 07, 2006

The holiday season gets into full swing this weekend with Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company's annual production of "The Nutcracker."

"The Nutcracker" will be performed at The Maryland Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m.

Members of PCYBC's full Company and Company II will dance many of the solo roles in the production with dancers ages 5 to adult performing as well.

Also appearing in this year's production will be Juliana Scarpelli and Angelo Giglio, representing Joffrey Ballet New York.

Scarpelli, a native of Brazil, joined the former Joffrey Ensemble Dancers in 2000.

She is a principal dancer with Lazar Ballet NYC and also works for Joffrey Ballet in New York.

Giglio also joined the Joffrey Ensemble Dancers in 2000.

He too is a principal dancer with Lazar Ballet NYC and also works for Joffrey Ballet in New York. They have been pictured in Pointe Magazine.

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The story of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker has long been a holiday tradition. With a cast of 100, more than 300 costumes, and props that include a tree that grows, a clock with arms that chime midnight, and a sleigh to transport Clara to the Land of the Sweets, PCYBC's "Nutcracker" is a production that all ages will enjoy.

As a special treat, 40 children including members of Girls Inc., will attend courtesy of PCYBC.

Tickets are available through The Maryland Theatre Box Office at 21 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown or by calling 301-790-2000.

This production of "The Nutcracker" is made possible in part by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington County Gaming Commission, City of Hagerstown, Younger Toyota, The City Ballet School and Main Line Broadcasting.

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