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Isle dancers and singers lend talents to 'Nutcracker'

By Ben Wood

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii's <strong>Amanda Schull </strong>will be dancing with the stars of the New York City Ballet in Ballet Hawaii's production of &quot;Nutcracker&quot; at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Dec. 20-22. The New Yorkers include <strong>Megan Fairchild, Joaquin De Luz, Andrew Veyette, Amar Rama&shy;sar</strong> and <strong>Sterling Hyltin</strong>. What's more, Caro&shy;lina Ballet's <strong>Lilyan Vigo Ellis </strong>and <strong>Timour Bourtasenkov</strong> are in the production, as is the star of the Australian Ballet, <strong>Steven Heathcote</strong>, Broadway star and Twyla Tharpe Dance veteran <strong>John Selya</strong> and <strong>Rick Hoffman</strong>, star of the USA Network series &quot;Suits.&quot; The Hawai&lsquo;i Symphony Orchestra, conducted by <strong>Ann Krinitsky</strong>, will be playing Tchaikovsky's &quot;The Nutcracker&quot; score. That's not all: This big production has the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and more than 185 young dancers from across the state in the cast. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets are on sale by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Blaisdell Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com &hellip;</p>
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Hawaii's Amanda Schull will be dancing with the stars of the New York City Ballet in Ballet Hawaii's production of "Nutcracker" at Blaisdell Concert Hall, Dec. 20-22. The New Yorkers include Megan Fairchild, Joaquin De Luz, Andrew Veyette, Amar Rama­sar and Sterling Hyltin. What's more, Caro­lina Ballet's Lilyan Vigo Ellis and Timour Bourtasenkov are in the production, as is the star of the Australian Ballet, Steven Heathcote, Broadway star and Twyla Tharpe Dance veteran John Selya and Rick Hoffman, star of the USA Network series "Suits." The Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ann Krinitsky, will be playing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" score. That's not all: This big production has the Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus and more than 185 young dancers from across the state in the cast. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets are on sale by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Blaisdell Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com …

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