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Aged Nutcracker tells his story in holiday concert

"Nuttycracker" proceeds go toward Sandy Action Center

Sandy School of Dance students will ring in the holiday season and help provide for families in need with their holiday concert, “The Nuttycracker.”POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Ballet students from Sandy School of Dance open a condensed concert for residents at the Cascadia Village assisted living community.

The concert is at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, in the auditorium at Sandy High School, 37400 Bell St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 11 and younger. Tickets are available in advance at the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce, 38979 Pioneer Blvd., and at the door.

All proceeds from the Christmas performance benefit the Sandy Community Action Center food bank, 38982 Pioneer Blvd.

“The Nuttycracker,” is the traditional holiday story of “The Nutcracker,” told from the perspective of the now-aged Nutcracker himself. POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Jazz students rock out to Run Run Rudolph during a performance at Cascadia Village on Saturday, Dec. 12.

The show is made up of a collection of dances including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical jazz, theater dance and musical comedy.

“The show includes an unexpected assortment of dances including the ‘Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy’ done hip hop style,” said Anna Frankus in a news release. “Of course, there will be several traditional ballet dances from ‘The Nutcracker.’”

The school of dance will also collect canned food donations at the event for the Action Center and 100 percent of proceeds from any sales of Frankus’ vintage-style aprons will be donated to the center.

Sandy School of Dance is located at 38585 Sandy Heights St.

Night of nuttiness

What: Sandy School of Dance holiday concert: “The Nuttycracker”

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Where: Sandy High School auditorium, 37400 Bell St.

Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for children, 11 and younger. All proceeds benefit the Sandy Community Action Center.

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