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December 4, 2012

N.H. dancers join 'Nutcracker' cast

Southern New Hampshire dancers will participate in the New England Civic Ballet’s annual performances of the holiday classic, Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.

Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Dancers will grace the stage to delight audiences in NECB’s 17th annual production which includes new choreography and new costumes.

Directors Phyllis George and Roshni Pecora have rehearsed the dancers each Sunday since mid-September to ready them for this year’s production.

The dancers, selected from an open audition in early September, are as young as 8 years old through college age and will perform alongside some seasoned veterans.

Tickets may be purchased at newenglandcivicballet.org or by calling the studio at (978) 975-0289.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for children age 12 and under, and seniors age 55 and older.

Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more attending the same performance.

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