Merrimack youths star in classic holiday show ‘The Nutcracker’

MERRIMACK – Teresina O’Hare and Sophia Hancock, both of Merrimack, will perform in the Palace Theatre’s upcoming annual production of the timeless classic, "The Nutcracker," in six magical performances Nov. 25-27.

Teresina O’Hare is a sixteen-year old from Merrimack who attends the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. Teresina is dancing the coveted lead role of the Sugar Plum Fairy again this year. With over twelve years of dance training she has performed many other leading roles including the role of Clara, Columbine Doll, and Mirliton Soloist in "The Nutcracker,’ and Snow White in ‘Snow White the Ballet.’ When asked why she enjoys dance, Teresina said, "I do it for the little beginner who watches the big girls dance in their sparkly dresses and aspire to dance like that one day."

Teresina will be joined on stage by twelve-year old Sophia Hancock who attends The Founder’s Academy. Sophia has been dancing since she was two years old. She will be performing the roles of Party Girl and as a Candy Cane Dancer this year. Sophia and Teresina will be joined on stage by Saoria Gunther who will perform as an angel.

Join us this holiday season as Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater’s performing company accompanied by a live orchestra, performs this timeless classic this holiday season at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Manchester. For show times and ticket information call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 668-5588 or visit www.palacetheatre.org.