Twas the Night Before Christmas

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas continues its run at the Woodside High School Theater on Dec. 9 (3:00 pm) and Dec. 10 (1:00 and 4:00 pm). Presented by The Dancers Repertory Theatre and performed by over 85 dancers, the dance/theater show follows the famous Clement C. Moore poem. Tickets are available online.

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Spotted: Gingerbread dancers in this year’s “Twas”

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, performed and produced by Menlo Park-based Dancers Repertory Theatre continues this Saturday and Sunday at the Woodside Performing Arts Center. Performances are at 1:00 and 4:00 pm each day, and tickets are available online. Photo courtesy Page Curtin

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Young dancers are getting ready to perform in this year’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Tickets are on sale now for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas to be performed at the Woodside Performing Arts Center on December 6th, 12th and 13th. This year’s cast is comprised of ballet dancers from Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Los Altos, San Mateo and Hillsborough. ‘Twas was created in 1969 […]

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Twas the Night Before Christmas presented first two weekends of December

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Presented by Dancers Repertory Theatre and Menlo Park Academy of Dance and reviewed as a “charming alternative to the Nutcracker”, Twas the Night Before Christmas will be performed at the Woodside Performing Arts Center on Saturday December 6 (4:00pm), Sunday December 7( 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm) Saturday, December 13, (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm), and Sunday, […]

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Artistic Director Coleen Duncan brings ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to local audiences again this year

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Coleen Duncan has been Artistic Director of the local favorite holiday production, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, for the past eight years. But every year, she mixes it up a bit. For instance this year, be on the look out for a stilt walker. “I was in ‘Twas myself from the age of 10 to […]

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Madeline Dutton-Gillett: Renewed commitment to dance, thanks to role as a Frost

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Madeline Dutton-Gillett’s interest in dance was initially circumstantial. “I started ballet in kindergarten at an after school program that I had to attend because my mom was in charge of the program,” she recalls. “The barre was the back of a desk!” By first grade, the school principal was telling Madeline that they couldn’t teach […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas makes annual appearance on three dates in December

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will have six performances, two each at 1:00 and 4:00 pm on Dec. 4, Dec. 10, and Dec. 11 at the Woodside Performing Arts Center. An auditioned cast of over 100 Menlo Park Academy of Dance students and professional company members of Dancers Repertory Theater combine for this perennial family […]

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Holiday favorite staged by Menlo Park Academy of Dance

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Twas the first dress rehearsal and all through the studios of the Menlo Park Academy of Dance many a giggle could be heard. And so could the encouraging voice of Coleen Duncan, putting the 120 dancers through their paces in costume for the first time. This is the sixth year that the Dance Academy, which […]

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Spotted: Mice roaming downtown

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A couple of mice were spotted sauntering along Santa Cruz Avenue this morning. When stopped, they explained they were promoting  the upcoming performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  An auditioned cast of 100 Menlo Park Academy of Dance students and  company members of Dancers Repertory Theatre – a nonprofit founded in 1969 – combine […]

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