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Final Bow to another Nutcracker

Island Moving Company’s dancers wrapped up another sold out and successful Nutcracker on December 1st.  The dancers and the cast of 80 children were all sad to see the magical production end, but you can’t stay at Rosecliff forever.  The memories will remain — and equally so for our audience.  Tina and David Bowling of Gloucester, MA wrote to us with this praise for our unique Nutcracker:

“Bravo,Bravo!
We had the pleasure of attending the Nutcracker at Rosecliff last night, having a most enjoyable evening. The dancers are all wonderful and superbly talented, each one poised and professional in their presentation of this timeless classic. The use of this grand venue for a backdrop to this glorious ballet is genius. Kudos to the creative and talented minds that brought it all together. A fantastic way to begin our Christmas season.”

Many of our dancers are performing in other Nutcracker performances around the country and we will be back at Rosecliff at the end of 2018, from November 23 to November 30.  Keep an eye out for tickets going on sale — pre-sale starts August 1st and the remainder of tickets are available October 1st.  See you at Rosecliff in March for the opening of our 36th season!

Nutcracker Mini at Sandywoods

Island Moving Company brings its Nutcracker mini to Sandywoods Center for the Arts for the seventh season on December 3rd. The show, which includes a reading of the Nutcracker story interspersed with performances by the children’s cast and professional dancers of the IMC, begins at 11am. For more information, go to the Sandywoods website.

Getting Ready to Crack the Nut

The cast and crew of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff are loading into the mansion this weekend with costumes, Christmas trees, lights, cables and props.  Last weekend, the professional dancers and the children’s cast put together the ballet’s big scenes in the studio during an Open Rehearsal at 3 Charles Street.  A Video Diary of that long and productive day is here.  There are still a very few tickets left for purchase for this perennially sold out production.  Miki, Danielle and Christine have made a few wonderful changes to the ballet which the dancers are excited about. Don’t miss Newport’s favorite holiday tradition!

Photo by Peter Silvia