Bedford High students to dance in The Nutcracker

MANCHESTER – Bedford’s Kelly O’Regan, Peyton Colegrove and Madison Sullivan will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29 , as a part of the talented cast welcoming crowds to the opening performance of a holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” a part of the 2013-14 Citizens Bank Performing Arts Series at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester.

Dancers from Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater bring to the stage a magical journey, accompanied by a live orchestra. The show, “The Nutcracker,” continues through Sunday, Dec. 1.

Madison and Kelly, both 14, are ballet dancers from Bedford High School and have been performing with SNHDT for 12 years. They will perform the coveted role as Clara in this year’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” Their friend Peyton, 14, has been performing with SNHDT for eight years and will be dancing the role of the Dew Drop Fairy while also appearing as a Snowflake in Snow Scene and in the Dance of the Mirlitons.

Joining the three girls are other Bedford residents including Kyra Argeropoulos, Sarah Davis, Sydney Porto, Hannah McManus, Victoria Southwell, Riley Wolf, Kimberly Yang and Megan Trilling. This version of “The Nutcracker” features the only live orchestra in the state, conducted by Grammy Award winner, John McLaughlin Williams.

A seasonal favorite, “The Nutcracker”, set in 19th century Germany, is a classic ballet that begins with a charming Christmas party where their mysterious godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer, gives Clara a magical toy, a Nutcracker that takes her on an unforgettable journey.

All are welcome to come and support these Bedford dancers and their fellow community members as they bring this timeless classic to life. Tickets ranging from $15 to $45 are available by calling the Palace Theatre box office at 668-5588 or by purchase online at www.palacetheatre.org. In addition, tickets can be purchased in person at the Palace Theatre box office.