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Twin City Ballet Christmas Gala

By Katie Sloan
In Bayou Scene
Jan 12th, 2018

On Saturday, December 3rd, Twin City Ballet Company held its annual Christmas Gala in conjuction with the 7th annual Festival of Trees. The lobby of the Jack Howard Theatre at the Monroe Civic Center was filled with Christmas trees of all sizes and shapes that were auctioned off to the highest bidders. Following the auction, patrons enjoyed the heart-felt story of “Rudolph.” Under the direction of the incredible Joe Istre, dancers brought everyone’s favorite classic to life. For the second portion of this year’s Christmas Gala, the company performed  Act II of the most beloved, classical Christmas ballet of all, “The Nutcracker.” TCB’s performance of “The Nutcracker” featured choreography by Victoria Vittum-deBethancourt, with special performances by guest artists, Elizabeth Keller and Daniel Sarabia.