Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 5, 2013

Tammy Jo’s studio presents River Cities Dance Company in ‘The Nutcracker’


The Independent

GREENUP — Tammy Jo’s Studio will present the River Cities Dance Company in “The Nutcracker” in 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 magial 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 with Ally Smith as Clara, Kristen Ratliff as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Chloe Thorner as the Snow Queen, Natalie Swarts and Stephanie Swarts as the Guardian Angels, Olivia Couchot as the Dew Drop Fairy and Karoline Edmonds as Coffee from Arabia.  Also performing as the Ballerina Doll is Alexis Kitchen, the Arabian Doll is Katie Wesley and the Harlequin Doll is Maria Clevenger.  Joining the RCDC cast as guest artists are Patrick Sloan as the Nutcracker Prince, Mitch Haley as the Cavalier and Patrick Ingram as the Snow King and Coffee from Arabia.

Reserved tickets for either performance are $12 for adults and $8 for children 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 or (606) 836-8685.