Melissa Hantke, co-choreographer and stage manager, and dancers Ben Gordon and Ruby Gale, discuss some of the Alaskan twists in this year’s Nutcracker. The ballet will be staged 7 PM Fri Dec 2, 2 PM and 7 PM Sat Dec 3, and 3 PM Sun Dec 4 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.
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“Alaskan Nutcracker” opens Friday
Last week (Thursday, 3-26-15), a Senate subcommittee proposed zeroing out all funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs across the state. Among the organizations that would be affected is Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) Sitka’s women’s shelter, which also leads prevention programs for teens and kids. more