CASPER, Wyo. — A holiday favorite returns to the Casper stage this December, as local dancers have joined together in tutus and tiaras to stage “The Nutcracker” — the story of a young girl who dreams of traveling one winter’s night with her beloved Nutcracker doll.
This year’s cast is made of both returning and new students ages 5–18 as well as adults from the community. The cast of “The Nutcracker” meets for rehearsal on weekends for 10 weeks in preparation for the shows.
“Nutcracker rehearsals with my fellow dancers is what I look forward to each week,” said Natrona County High School senior Cadence Brown, who plays the Sugar Plum Fairy. “While the performance is of course exhilarating, I think my favorite part is getting to practice every weekend.”
“I have loved performing with “The Nutcracker” these past two years,” said Kelly Walsh senior Callisto Bennett, dancing the role of the Snow Queen. “Along with all the hard work and practice, there is no other cast I’d rather do it with.”
People will be able to see Brown, Bennett and the rest of the cast on Dec. 10 at the Kelly Walsh High School auditorium, with showings at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince journey to the Land of the Sweets.
Tickets are $20–$25 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. They can be purchased here or at the door on Dec. 10, though seating is limited.