Ketchikan Theatre Ballet performed a condensed version of The Nutcracker at the Ketchikan Public Library and the Ketchikan Pioneer Home on Sunday.
Sugar Plum Fairy, Chasing Klein said she enjoys being able to put on a show for the youth in the community.
“My favorite part is always interacting with the kids after the show,” said Klein. “I remember being their age and wanting to meet the cast so badly, and with the addition of these shows it gives the kids in the community that opportunity.”
The Nutcracker director, Zach Leighton, sees the shows as a good way for KTB to get positive exposure in the community and gain new recruits who might be interested in ballet. Leighton said he was glad the shows went well and welcomed the feedback from the audiences.
“Some positive feedback I got was that the dancing and costumes were beautiful, and the dancer interaction afterwards was excellent,” said Leighton. “Some room for improvement was that the performances were too short, but I feel it’s better to have them asking for more than to bore them.”
The actual full-length showing of the Nutcracker will be held in the Kayhi Auditorium on the 1st and 2nd of December.
Clara – Paige Avila
Snow Queen – Grace Jackson
Dew Drop Fairy – Meagan Jorgensen
Sugar Plum Fairy – Chasina Klein
Spanish Princess – Gabrielle Perro
Dawn Fairy – Claire Rhein
Rat King – Collette Rhein
Marzipan – Bella Roberts
Arabian Princess – Devyn Sader
Nutcracker Prince – Largim Zhuta