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'Nutcracker' dancers

'Nutcracker' dancers

From left, Cass Sutton, Jordyn Walsh, Kayla Sutton, Ellise Corey and Kai Sutton are five of the 106 local dancers who will appear on stage at the Alberta Bair Theater for the annual "Nutcracker" ballet performances.

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'Nutcracker' dancers

'Nutcracker' dancers

Local dancers Katrina Dringman, Harper Howe, LucaBella Delor and Helena Brown, prepare for the annual performances of the “Nutcracker” presented by the Billings Symphony and the San Diego Ballet Co.

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'Nutcracker' dancers

'Nutcracker' dancers

From left, Cass Sutton, Jordyn Walsh, Kayla Sutton, Ellise Corey and Kai Sutton are five of the 106 local dancers who will appear on stage at the Alberta Bair Theater for the annual “Nutcracker” ballet performances.

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'Nutcracker' dancers

'Nutcracker' dancers

Local dancers Jessica Neilson, left, and Tippy Dringman, are preparing for the annual performance of the “Nutcracker” presented by the Billings Symphony and the San Diego Ballet Co.

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lead art

lead art

Artificial Christmas tree and decorations. It's time to decorate for the holidays!

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
Ups and Downs:

Ups and Downs:

Nutcracker kids. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving weekend without the Billings Symphony Orchestra’s outstanding performance of Tchaikovsky’s classic score. Dozens of young local dancers and the School District 2 Honor Choir added whimsy and warmth to the professional perfection of the San D…

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"Nutcracker" gift

"Nutcracker" gift

Local dancers, from left, Harper Howe, 9, and Kayla Sutton, 13, spar over a gift as this year’s Fritz and Clara in the Billings production of the “Nutcracker” ballet.

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Local "Nutcraker" dancers

Local "Nutcraker" dancers

Local dancers, from left, Harper Howe and Kayla Sutton have been selected to perform as siblings Fritz and Clara in the this year’s production of the “Nutcracker.”

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Lisa Krietzberg teaches a class

Lisa Krietzberg teaches a class

Lisa Krietzberg teaches a class at Diversity Dance Studio in Billings. The 27-year-old instructor has fond memories of performing as Clara in a local production of the “Nutcracker” in back-to-back years as a young teenager. Now she’s helping youngsters prepare for this year’s holiday ballet.

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Anna Fitzgerald dressed as Clara for the "Nutcracker"

Anna Fitzgerald dressed as Clara for the "Nutcracker"

Anna Fitzgerald performed the role of Clara in the 1990 production of the “Nutcracker” in Billings before going on to studying ballet in San Francisco. She’s now a professional translator living in France.

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Lisa Krietzberg as Clara in the "Nutcracker"

Lisa Krietzberg as Clara in the "Nutcracker"

Lisa Krietzberg appears in costume as Clara in the Billings “Nutcracker” production from the early 2000s. Dancing with Krietzberg is Sam Erickson, who played the Nutcracker Prince.

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Where are all the Claras now?: 'Nutcracker' role is springboard for local dancers

Where are all the Claras now?: 'Nutcracker' role is springboard for local dancers

When it comes to “The Nutcracker,” there’s one cherished role for local girls — Clara.

November 29, 2013 3:15 am Photos

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Weekend Sampler: 4 things to do this weekend

Suggestions from the Enjoy Bloggers on events and activities to attend this weekend:

November 23, 2012 11:00 am Related

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'Nutcracker' sets the mood for the holidays this weekend at the ABT

'Nutcracker' sets the mood for the holidays this weekend at the ABT

It’s hard to compete for attention with 5-year-old girls in pink tutus dressed as sugar babes and lambs. But the music of Tchaikovsky and the pageantry of the San Diego Ballet dancers will give the pint-sized ballerinas a run for their money in weekend performances of “Nutcracker.”

November 23, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Snowflakes dance in the "Nutcracker"

Snowflakes dance in the "Nutcracker"

From left, Jessica Nielson,Hunter Howe, Haley Eisen and Tippy Dringman will be snowflakes in the upcoming performance of the "Nutcracker," a joint production of the San Diego Ballet and the Billings Symphony Orchestra that offers local ballet students an opportunity to dance on the Alberta B…

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Kids' Time: Fun and inexpensive things for kids to do in Billings this week

Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:

November 18, 2012 1:00 pm Related

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Kids' Time: Fun and inexpensive things for kids to do in Billings this week

Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:

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Review: Local dancers perform beautifully with pros in 'The Nutcracker'

Two sold-out performances of “The Nutcracker” created a happy dilemma for the Billings Symphony Orchestra: How to accommodate more fans of the holiday classic.

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Sold-out 'Nutcracker' leads to open dress rehearsal Saturday afternoon

Sold-out 'Nutcracker' leads to open dress rehearsal Saturday afternoon

In response to popular demand created by two sold-out performances, the Billings Symphony has opened the "Nutcracker" dress rehearsal to the public on Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Taking big steps forward: Children's participation make Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' a special tradition in Billings

Taking big steps forward: Children's participation make Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' a special tradition in Billings

In Tchaikovsky's day, the "Nutcracker" ballet was criticized for its over-reliance of children.

November 25, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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