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Nine Facts You Never Know About The Nutcracker Ballet!*

DID YOU KNOW? German folklore presents the idea that nutcrackers protect the family and bring good luck to the home. Therefore, nutcrackers were often given to children at Christmastime. The little girl featured in Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet’s production at UDPAC is called Marie not Clara. The Nutcracker ballet is based on the book by German writer E. T. A. Hoffman (1776–1822) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The book was published in 1816 and the little girl in the book is called Marie Stahlbaum. The original book is a much more darkly themed version of The Nutcracker story, in

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3 Minutes with Melinda Pendleton, Director of the performing company of The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker at UDPAC – November 20 – 22 – is performed by the students and professionals from the Main Line’s renowned Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. Melinda Pendleton, Director of PABS, discusses the precision of classical ballet training, the benefit of discipline and the gifts that come from performing. PAB is respected for its rigorous classical ballet training including precise technique, musicality, and complete body awareness and control. Many of the students of PAB become professional dancers. Established in 1974 by her parents John White and Margarita de Saa White who performed as professionals with the Nacional Ballet de Cuba, Melinda

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Tickets on sale for the 2015 – 2016 season at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Delaware County’s cultural resource!

Press Release – For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina, 610.506.1355 or lauren.stevenson@verizon.net DREXEL HILL, PA – October 22, 2015 Upper Darby Performing Arts Center proudly announces the exciting 2015-2016 season line-up! Upper Darby Performing Arts Center’s season includes several holiday performances for the entire family; the legendary Irish singer Phil Coulter, fresh from performances throughout the USA including Carnegie Hall; a master magician who recently toured with the blockbuster Broadway and national tour of The Illusionists; entertaining children’s theater performances from the prolific professional touring company, Theatreworks USA; an exciting season of moving classical music presented by the Lansdowne

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First Look: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Upper Darby High School

Feature from Theatre Blog: “Luner on Theatre“ – by Chris Luner Theatre News You Don’t Only Need But Want To Know And More Upper Darby High School is preparing to kick off its 2015-16 theatre season with a classic! William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is arguably one of his most beloved works. The story follows the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens. However, when four Athenian lovers, a group of amateur actors and some fairies are involved, there is much more planned than anyone could have ever imagined. Upper Darby High School’s theatre, the Upper Darby Performing

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