Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 6, 2012

River Cities Dance Company to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ in 2 shows Saturday

Staff Writer
The Independent

GREENUP — Tammy Jo’s Studio will present the River Cities Dance Company in “The Nutcracker,” with two shows — at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the John P. Stephens Cultural Arts Center at Raceland-Worthington High School.

The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve.  She encounters the frightful King Rat before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.  Featured performers are members of the River Cities Dance Company: Olivia Couchot as Clara, Chloe Thorner as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Kristen Ratliff as the Snow Queen, Allie Beason as the Guardian Angel and Karoline Edmonds as Coffee from Arabia. 

Also performing are Alexis Kitchen as the Ballerina Doll, Katie Wesley as the Arabian Doll and Natalie Swarts and Stephanie Swarts as Harlequin Dolls. 

Joining the cast of RCDC as guest artists are Aric Ross as the Nutcracker Prince, Demarcus Akeem as the Cavalier and Lamoi Hedrington as the Snow King and Coffee from Arabia.

Reserved tickets for either performance are $12 for adults and $8 for students ages 5 and younger.  Reserved tickets for performances are available for purchase at Tammy Jo’s Studio or at the door if seating is available. 

For more information call (606) 473-5244, (606) 833-0628 or (606) 836-8685.