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December 13, 2012
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On the Towne presents 'Nutcracker' this weekend

On the Towne Community Theater presents the stage version of the classical Christmas production, Nutcracker. Come watch 15 talented youth perform this delightful production that includes singing, dance and theater. By adding lyrics to a simplified version of Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this unique version of The Nutcracker captures the magic and fantasy of the ballet story.

The show is directed by Paul Towne, produced by Betty Towne and choreographed by Cassie McAlister.

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeier presents Marie with an unusual Nutcracker. That night she is awakened by a band of renegade mice, led by the evil Mouse King.

The Nutcracker, joined by a ballerina, feline legation and Mistress Clara, battle the rodents, and Marie defeats the Mouse King by hitting him with her slipper.

The heroes travel to the Land of Toys to rescue Princess Pirlipat from the wicked Mouse Queen, including Sweet Tooth and the cowardly rat Rudi. The Nutcracker and the princess are reunited, the curse is broken, and Marie returns home with her toys to celebrate Christmas with her family.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee as well at Ready Springs School, 10862 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley.

Tickets are $5 each for ages 3 to 18, adults are $8 in advance and $10 at the door and can be purchased by phone at (530) 205-9652, or email at

On The Towne Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization. For more information about On The Towne and their upcoming Spring performances, please visit:

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