Berks Ballet Theatre dedicates 'The Nutcracker' performances to Laney Brown

Shows set for Saturday, Sunday at Scottish Rite Cathedral in West Reading

WEST READING, Pa. - Berks Ballet Theatre's annual production of "The Nutcracker" will take on extra special meaning this year.

The theater will dedicate all three of its performances this weekend to Laney Brown, the 8-year-old West Reading girl who's fighting a rare form of cancer. Doctors have given her only days, maybe a couple weeks to live.

Show times are Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, not far from Laney's home.

In fact, the Saturday evening performance will be happening at the same time thousands are expected to be taking part in the "Caroling for Laney" event outside Laney's home in the 400 block of Chestnut Street.

Artistic director Kelly Barber will make the audience aware of the dedication prior to each show.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $20, $25 & $30.

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