Randal Poirier, of Independence Financial Partners, is the 2015 Season Sponsor of Island Moving Co.’s magical Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.

As the Season Sponsor of the production’s 14th season, Poirier will be treating clients and friends to a private performance of the ballet to celebrate the holidays.  “I have long been a supporter of Island Moving Co.,” said Poirier, “I am thrilled to be able to combine my commitment to the arts with this special evening for my company.  The Nutcracker at Rosecliff is a fabulous event and I’m proud to be part of its continued success.”

The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff  will be cast with Island Moving Co. dancers, guest artists and children from studios throughout Rhode Island.  Performances at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, begin on Friday, November 27th and conclude, after 14 shows, on Friday, December 4th.  Tickets range from $140 to $55 and are available, in limited quantities, at the Company’s website, islandmovingco.org.

Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen oversees this tour de force retelling of the holiday classic, which moves from room to room through Newport’s most romantic mansion.  With new choreography by Ohlsen, this production thrills its sold out audiences with its magical setting and world class performances.  Audience members are surrounded by a flurry of white tutus and snowflakes in Rosecliff’s grand ballroom, embroiled in the mighty battle between mice and soldiers on its sweetheart staircase and feel like honored guests at the family Christmas party in Rosecliff’s elegant dining room.

Sponsorships such as Randal Poirier’s with Independence Financial Partners of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff are a unique way to gather friends and family for a special holiday event.

Island Moving Co.’s school time matinee of the Nutcracker at Rosecliff for all of Newport’s third graders has been sponsored this year by Richard Sardella and an anonymous donor.  Nutcracker Angels, who provide tickets for students from IMC’s Pell School Class, include Elizabeth Paszkiewicz, Rodney Gould and Leslie Reed. The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff is presented in partnership with the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Season sponsors of the Island Moving Co. include John and Marisa La Rocca, Mary Clare O’Grady, John and Elizabeth Brooks, Jr., Cynthia Sinclair, David and Sally Ryan and Newport Harbor Corporation.  Randal Poirier of Independence Financial Partners is the 2015 Season Sponsor of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff.

For information about the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, visit islandmovingco.org or call 401 847-4470.

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