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The Nutcracker returns to SJE!

December 19, 2022

Tchaikovsky would be proud!

An annual tradition at St. James Elementary school continued Monday with the first and second graders performance of The Nutcracker and a special guest surprise!

For 14 years music teacher Christa Braunreuther has been rehearsing with students to get them ready for the big show. The tradition starts off the holiday season and lives on throughout the years.

“It brings me joy to bring meaningful musical experiences to the children and create memories that will last forever.” said Braunreuther.

Mrs. Braunreuther also had a surprise up her sleeve, asking former St. James Elementary School Principal Mary Grace Lynch to reprise her role as Mother Ginger!     

The Nutcracker performance

Mary Grace said she “couldn’t say no!”