Cheap Thrills: The Nutcracker In Verona


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Snowflakes from the 2008 performance
Snowflakes from the 2008 performance

Theatre Arts Dance America will be staging several performances of The Nutcracker Divertissement beginning Friday, December 18.

TADA’s Nutcracker is a shortened version of the full-length ballet and features 48 dancers, ages 4 to 18, from Cedar Grove, Verona, Montclair and the Caldwells. The performance, choreographed by former American Ballet Company soloist and principle dancer Elaine Kudo, lasts approximately one hour.

The first performance will be Friday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the dance company’s Vincent J. Lalomia Theatre at 544 Bloomfield Avenue. There will be four additional performances at the theater on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $12 and may be purchased at the theater. Seating is limited. TADA will also give a free performance of the Nutcracker at Verona High School, 2 p.m. on Dec. 23.

For more information about TADA and its dance school visit its Web site or call (973) 571-1012.


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Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan
Julia Martin Langan moved to Verona in 1989. A long-time journalist, she has been on the staff of Money, Sports Illustrated, Bride’s and Redbook magazines. Her articles on health and parenting appear in a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Family Circle. She and her husband Greg have three school-aged children, and are members of Our Lady of the Lake Church. You can reach Julia at [email protected].

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