The Mouse Queen (Allison Briscoe) and the Nutcracker Prince (Avory Collins) are backed by their supporters as they square off in the battle scene in last weekend's Nutcracker performance in Port McNeill.

Nutcracker a dream come true

Portside Academy of Performing Arts wowed audiences Friday and Saturday with its fifth annual presentation of the Nutcracker ballet.

PORT McNEILL—A Christmas Eve party, a battle between the forces of an evil mouse and a dashing prince, a journey through an enchanted, snow-covered forest and a magical evening of entertainment in the Land of Sweets were rolled into a single show last weekend.

Portside Academy of Performing Arts wowed audiences Friday and Saturday with its fifth annual presentation of the Nutcracker ballet, a seasonal classic featuring dozens of young local dancers.

The show is directed and choreographed by Alana Collins with set design by her husband, Mike Collins.

Local parents helped create many of the costumes, and businesses in Port McNeill and Alert Bay provided raffled prizes to raise funds for the school.

Portside’s next event will be its annual Spring Recital in May.

 

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