Beck children to dance in Nutcracker


Old Forge Ballet offered a Nutcracker preview in last Friday’s Christmas on Main Street Parade. Photo by Wende Carr.

The Beck siblings, David, Bella, and Sarah, will be performing multiple roles in the Old Forge Ballet Company’s December 1 presentations of The Nutcracker.

David will play Christopher Drosselmeyer in Act 1 and the “Nutcracker” in the battle with the Giant Mouse.

He will magically change to the Cavalier for Act 2 and will also be seen in Russians, Waltz of the Flowers and the Cavalier’s Variation at the conclusion of the ballet.

David, 16, has previously performed the roles of Drosselmeyer, Fritz and Harlequine, Mouse King, Soldier and Nutcracker in the Battle in Act 1 and Russians in Act 2.

Sarah Beck has been cast as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Last year she achieved her goal of dancing the part of Clara in the local performance, after playing most of the available roles since starting with the company as a young child.

Sarah, 10, will also be dancing in Act 1 in the party scene and Snow.

In addition to Sugar Plum in Act 2 she will also dance as a maiden in Arabian and in Flutes and Waltz of the Flowers.

Bella Beck will join her sister and brother in Act 1. She has performed in many of the ballet company’s previous Nutcracker productions.

They are the children of Karen Beck of Woodgate and Joseph Beck of Lyons Falls, and the grandchildren of Isabella and Al Worthen of Thendara and Fred and Jean Beck are their grandparents.

The Nutcracker will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and teens.

Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased at The Naked Moose and The TOW Bar in Old Forge and Dan’s Big M in Eagle Bay or at the Strand box office the day of the performance.

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