Tatnuck Bookseller to host ‘The Nutcracker’ event Nov. 3
By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – A wonderful local holiday tradition will once again take place as Tatnuck Bookseller hosts a special book signing and mini performance of excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by members of the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company/Ballet Arts Worcester Sunday, Nov. 3.
The Youth Ballet of Worcester Company is the resident youth company of Ballet Arts Worcester. This is the fourth year that the company will be participating in the event at Tatnuck, according to Jennifer Agbay, the company’s director of dance.
The event will start with a book signing from 1-2 p.m. Tatnuck will offer a variety of Nutcracker-themed books for purchase which patrons can then have signed by members of the Youth Ballet. The dancers, who are all between the ages of 12 and 18, will be dressed in the role they will perform in the ballet, including Clara, the Spanish Dancer, the Russian Dancer, the Dew Drop Fairy, Kissy Doll and more.
Then from 2-3 p.m. there will be a mini performance featuring highlights from some of the dances that the company will be performing later this season at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
“This will give the audience a chance to see excerpts from the actual full production,” Agbay said. “We hope it will entertain and entice them so that they will want to come see one of our performances at the Hanover Theatre.”
The ballet’s lead role, “Clara,” will also read the story of the Nutcracker to the children, Agbay said. Clara and the other dancers will then teach the children in the audience a short dance as well.
The company will be performing “The Nutcracker” at the Hanover Theatre Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information visit thehanovertheatre.org.
The Nov. 3 event at Tatnuck is free (with the exception of the books) and open to the public.
Tatnuck Bookseller is located at the Westborough Shopping Center, Route 9 and Lyman Street.
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