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Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Robinson Ballet partner for ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 21, 22


BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker” featuring the Robinson Ballet opens at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Conductor Jacomo Bairos will lead the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Bangor Area Children’s Choir in Tchaikovsky’s memorable score, with choreography by Maureen Lynch, Keith Robinson and Stevie Dunham.

The cast for this year’s “Nutcracker” includes Dunham as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Edward Vanzura as The Nutcracker Prince, Julie Fasse as the Snow Queen, Haley Williams as Clara, Robinson as Godfather Drosselmeyer, and Nate Bond as the Cavalier.

Guest conductor Jacomo Bairos last led the BSO’s “Nutcracker” in 2010 and since has been named music director of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra.

Performances are scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Collins Center.

Tickets are available through the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine by phone at 581-1755, in person, or online at bangorsymphony.org. Prices range from $8 to $24 for children 18 and under and students, and $18 to $34 for adults. All orders are subject to a $3-per-ticket processing fee.

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