Chocolate Nutcracker Comes to Life on Stage

Orlando Community Arts, Inc., (OCA), returned to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Disney Theater, Saturday, November 27, 2021, to present “Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker,” with Title Sponsor Orlando Health. More than 2,500 people attended the performance with ONYX Magazine as of the many sponsors. The production of “Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker” is to E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker” what “The Wiz” is to “The Wizard of Oz,” an urban adaptation of a classic. What is amazing about this performance is that many of the performers/cast are local community youth who have never had professional training, however, through their God-given abilities and the support of OCA, they have produced a performance that rivals any Broadway show. “Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker” has become an anticipated holiday performance for children of all ages. Executive producer and Author of Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker Beverly Page works tirelessly to bring the story of Clare and her mystical dreams to life. Throughout the year, OCA works with creative students in programs that help build self-esteem, artistic creation and healthy curiosity—and give them a special bond that unites them forever. OCA embodies a developmental approach to arts education that considers the physical, emotional, and artistic interest and capabilities of all children. Page creates each Clare and Chocolate Nutcracker dolls for the community. She and her husband, Mayor Ernest Page, have hosted this event since 2012.

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