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'The Nutcracker' Is Coming

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 13:34
The character Clara, sometimes known as Marie, and her godfather appear on stage with the toy "nutcracker."
Durell Godfrey

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will bring holiday cheer to East Hampton with its annual production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Friday at Guild Hall.

The school’s dancers have been hard at work all fall preparing for the production, which will be staged on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $45 in advance, $25 to $50 the day of the show, but be warned: Seats for this popular production have been known to sell out in advance.

This is the 11th year that the school has put on “The Nutcracker.” Sara Jo Strickland, the school’s director, is once again the choreographer, while Yuka Silvera has designed and sewn the costumes, and Sebastian Paczynski is responsible for lighting design.

This year the role of the Arabian Princess will be shared by Corinna Castillo and Ana Kastrati, who will be paired with the professional guest artists Nick Peregrino and Hector Cerna. Sedona Silver and Marrina Jacka will share the role of the Dew Drop Princess, partnered with Josep Maria Monreal and Mr. Peregrino. Samantha Grabb and Holiday Bovio are to dance the part of the Snow Queen, and Devon Friedman and Samantha Prince will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with the guest artists James Stevko and Mr. Peregrino dancing as Cavalier.

Tickets can be reserved at 888-933-4287 or online at

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