New Jersey Stage
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Roxey Ballet's 16th Anniversary Production of "Nutcracker" Opens Thanksgiving Weekend
The annual holiday event has been a favorite tradition of area residents and holiday visitors for the last 15 years. The Nutcracker cast is made up of over 100 professional and pre-professional dancers and actors from throughout NJ and PA. Surprise community leaders will also participate as cast members alongside the world-class professional artists of Roxey Ballet Company.
The Roxey Ballet's Nutcracker is a joyous and magical way to begin the holiday season. The show provides a wonderful introduction to ballet for children of all ages. Even the smallest children are mesmerized by the beautiful classical music, costumes, special effects, and classical ballet movements. Clara and her friends promise to take you on her enchanting voyage. During her voyage she comes upon Magical Mice, Giant Rats, Marching Soldiers, Swirling Snow Flakes and Waltzing Flowers. Children should plan to bring their holiday list because each year the Roxey Ballet receives a special visit from the Jolly Elf and his friends!
The cast is directed by Mark Roxey Director and Co- Founder of the professional company. Rehearsal Assistant to the professional company is Stuart Loungeway of Terra Firma Dance based in New Brunswick, NJ. Costume design by Alicia Worden and Nilda Roxey, Lighting Design is by Sam Schwartes and Charlie Jarboe.
The Roxey Ballet is a world class contemporary ballet company with an extensive New Jersey season and schedule of local, national and international touring. The company is a non-profit organization incorporated in New Jersey in 1995. Its mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops and master classes. It is an multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all of its artists. Its unique and diverse works, taking traditions to the next level, strive to inspire audiences and artists alike. The Roxey Ballet seeks to preserve and advance the fine art of dance for generations to come. Access to quality dance performance and education is paramount to the mission of the company The company is accessible to artists and patrons with disabilities. The Roxey Ballet is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Wachovia Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Bunbury Company, The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission and The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, in addition to individual donors.
For more information visit the company at www.roxeyballet.org or call 609-397-7616