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MATILDA Star to Appear in American Dance Theatre of Long Island's CLARA'S DREAM: THE NUTCRACKER

MATILDA Star to Appear in American Dance Theatre of Long Island's CLARA'S DREAM: THE NUTCRACKER

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) has announced the return of American Dance Theatre of Long Island's (ADTLI) production of "Clara's Dream

The Nutcracker" this holiday season for its 18th year beginning on Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 3, starring Alexandra Vlachos from Broadway's Tony Award-winning "Matilda The Musical."

Since 2000, ADTLI has been delighting audiences with their magnificent performance of "Clara's Dream. The Nutcracker." Witness the magnificent performance of toys that come to life, a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, flowers that dance and snowflakes that waltz in this classic magical full length ballet performance.

This year, joined with special guest Alexandra Vlachos, an 11-year-old singer, actress and dancer from Bayport, N.Y. who has studied with the American Dance Theatre of Long Island since age three. From July 2015 through August 2016, Vlachos performed the lead role in Broadway's "Matilda the Musical," which won four Tony Awards.

Among other roles, Alexandra Vlachos has been a featured vocalist for numerous fundraising events for The Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, N.Y. She has appeared on one of the longest running television programs for children, "Sesame Street," and has done voice over work for Nickelodeon Studios. Vlachos can add performances at several regional theaters in New York City to her repertoire, including Feinstein 54 Below and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. She has also been a featured vocalist for several professional recordings, including for the revered Broadway Records label.

Tickets for "Clara's Dream. The Nutcracker" are now available online, by phone or at the box office. Ticket prices range from $20 to $39, plus ticket convenience charges. For more information on American Dance Theatre of Long Island's rendition of "The Nutcracker," visit or call the box office at 631-207-1313.

Patchogue Theatre first opened in 1923 as the largest theatre in Suffolk County. It still is, with the installation of 1,106 brand new seats during the 2016 renovation. Saved by Village of Patchogue in 1996 and lovingly restored it to its original grandeur, this beautiful and historic venue was in use 230 days with over 150,000 in attendance for its 2016-2017 season. PTPA is an independent community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leases the building from the Village of Patchogue and covers all of the operating costs without any subsidies from the Village. PTPA's leadership consists of a volunteer board of directors and a small professional staff. Patchogue Theatre continues to thrive thanks to the hard work of over 90 volunteers as well as the businesses, funding agencies and individuals who support PTPA by contributing their time and resources. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is located at 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, N.Y., and can be reached at 631-207-1313 or by visiting

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