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Goodman to Dance in the Nutcracker

Goodman to Dance in the Nutcracker

JACKSON — Lexi Goodman, daughter of Matt Goodman and granddaughter of Teresa Smith will appear in Ballet Arts’ annual production of The Nutcracker on December 8, 9, and 10, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson. This is the longest consecutively running Nutcracker production in the State of Tennessee.

Lexi will dance the roles of Doll, Snow, Flutes and Dragon.

Children of all ages enjoy the magnificent interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $16 and are available online www.balletartsjackson. org, at Special Occasions located 118 Commerce Center Circle in Jackson or by phone 731-668-3240 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week.

“We are excited to be presenting our 36th annual production of The Nutcracker on December 8-10 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center,” said Pat Brown, Artistic Director. “The dancers have been working hard to make this a very special production.” The tale of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia on December 18, 1892. The French choreographer Marius Petipa worked closely with composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky on the score.

“This is a magical production that is a part of Christmas,” Lexi added. “Who wouldn’t enjoy adorable children, toy soldiers battling with mischievous mice, a 40-foot Christmas tree, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and dancing candy?”

In addition, Ballet Arts presents the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party on Saturday, December 9, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, at 12:30 p.m. This is a perfect mother-daughter outing enjoying special tea party delicacies and meeting the ballet’s characters.

Ballet Arts, Inc. of Jackson was founded in 1975 is a community youth dance company, is open by membership to anyone regardless of race, color, sex religion, or national origin. For more information please contact Special Occasions, 731-668-3240 or the website www.balletartsjackson. org.

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