Braintree's own ballet company is performing the beloved holiday Nutcracker Ballet at East Middle School auditorium this weekend.
Even after 17 years of the Nutcracker, former Braintree Ballet dancers return to watch the shows and say the performance has changed, evolved for the better, director Melissa Kelley Clark says. "It's never the same show twice," Clark said in an interview marking the start of Nutcracker performance season, which for the Braintree Ballet Company began with rehearsals in September and concludes with three shows this weekend at East Middle School. The company has always put on its show at East, and Clark said she likes keeping it in Braintree because 75 percent of her Nutcracker cast and the same percentage of her studio's students are from Braintree. "We transform that place," Clark said. "We are an awesome alternative if people don't have …
SSBT offers classes for dancers age 3 to adult and is located just off of Route 53 on Route 139 in Hanover.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Those are the magic number this holiday season. First things first, in its 5th year, South Shore Ballet Theatre can no longer be called a “hidden gem." Its 5th annual production of the family favorite, The Nutcracker, is testament to that. And with more than 90 children in the cast this year – including Braintree's Emilija Balandyte, 14, performing in the Dance of the Dolls as a Columbine and in the Waltz of the Flowers – there are three casts and four shows over the weekend of Dec. 8 and 9. If past years are any indication, once tickets go on sale November 15th, they will sell quickly. The four performances of The Nutcracker are Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Performances will be at …