'Nutcracker' takes the Palace stage

COURTESY PHOTOSouthern New Hampshire Dance Theater brings the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" to the Palace Theater stage in Manchester.

MANCHESTER — Area dancers make up a big cast performing in Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater's productions of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker."

Six Performances are held Friday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 25. 

Londonderry dancers April Mauceri, Aika Chen and Gabriel Romanauskas are part of the cast of professional guest artists and area youth performing in the show.

Sixteen-year old Mauceri attends Londonderry High School and has been dancing for 13 years. She will perform the roles of Dew Drop Fairy, Mirliton Soloist, Spanish Dancer, a Snowflake in the Snow Scene, and as a Flower in the Waltz of the Flowers.

She will be joined on stage by 13-year old Aika Chen performing the roles of Party Girl, Soldier, Chinese Ensemble and Candy Cane. Gabriel Romanauskas, 16, will perform in the Arabian Ensemble and as a Mouse.

 For show times and ticket information call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 668-5588 or visit palacetheatre.org or snhdt.org.

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