The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 19, 2013

Carousel School of Dance show is Saturday

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — Performers from the Carousel School of Dance will be giving a new twist to a holiday favorite.

The dance company will perform “The Christmas Butterfly” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Vernon Cook Theatre at the Clinton High School. The show will present a takeoff of “The Nutcracker,” featuring Clara, played by Abby McQuistion, trying to free the Blue Butterfly, played by Molly McDonnell, from her cage.

Linda Luckstead, from Carousel, saw the idea for the adaptation in a dance magazine. The only part of ‘The Nutcracker” that remains is the first scene, the “Land of Sweets.”

“So we changed a few things and added a few and subtracted a few and came up with this,” Luckstead said.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Those interested in attending may purchase tickets at the Carousel School of Dance, 233 Fifth Ave. South, or by calling 242-1002.