The Vineland Regional Dance Company Announces its 38th Nutcracker Performance

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VINELAND - The Vineland Regional Dance Company (VRDC) has announced that it will lift the curtain for its 38th year with a special holiday performance.
The organization has confirmed it will perform “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, December 19th at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 p.m. at Cumberland County College’s Frank Guaracini Jr., Fine & Performing Arts Center.
Nicole Culls, a nine-year veteran of Maxine’s Studio of Dance, will perform the role of Clara. Alex Bisignaro will portray the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Joseph Hall Conley as her Cavalier. Additionally, Trey Luciano will be reprising his roles as Prince and Snow King and Angelina Bartolozzi will be performing the roles of Dew Drop and Angel of Dreams. Logan Little of Clayton will return to the stage for his second year to perform the role of Fitz, Ian Kimble will play the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer, and Jeff Riddle will reprise his role of Judge Stahlbaum. Lastly, Elizabeth Tkaczynski will play Mrs. Stahlbaum as well as a snowflake, flower, and pennywhistle.
Additional dancers who round out the 30th-anniversary cast include Angelina Bartolozzi, Alexandra Bisignaro, Lilly Castellini, Nicole Cullis, Joseph Hall-Conley, Isabella Hill, Elika Imanaga, Sydney Jones, Trey Luciano, Elly Petitdemange, Courtney Ricci, Adam Anthony, Carly Cullinane, Lindsay Nakai, and Lindsey Wettstein.
Contributions were also made by Nancy Aretz who created the scenery and Chris Totora who handled lighting design. Liz Schwab and Denise Consalo created additional scenery with an 18-foot Christmas tree as well as a snow scene during the performance. Anita Spilotras created costumes for the production. E. Huntington Parker, the former costume designer for the Pennsylvania Ballet, also contributed with help from Nancy Aretz of Vineland, Janice Bocchetti of Elmer, and Liz Schwab of Millville.
Tickets for the shows cost $35 for front orchestra and front mezzanine, $25 for back orchestra and back mezzanine, and $20 for senior citizens, students, and groups of 10 or more in the back orchestra or back mezzanine. Reservations can be made online by visiting www.vrdc.org.

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