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Midtown students privy to ‘The Nutcracker’

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A few members of the cast of Arts in Motion’s 2013 “The Nutcracker” visited Midtown Elementary School recently for a sneak peek of the production.

Arts in Motion owner and director Jennifer Austin shared “The Nutcracker” story with the students, who were allowed to admire costumes, hear about backstage secrets, and ask questions about the production.

Several counties are involved with “The Nutcracker” production, which includes a 132-member cast.

School shows were completed this week, and the cast is gearing up for public shows on Dec. 6-8.

Cast members also donate food for the Roane County Animal Shelter in a means of giving back to the community. Those attending this weekend’s performances are also encouraged to bring pet food donations for the cause.

Call Arts in Motion at 376-0295 for more about the performances and pet-food drive.