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Dec. 14-16 - The Nutcracker

Dec. 14-16 - The Nutcracker

Male dancer lifting a ballerina in a scene from The NutcrackerPresented in 2018 in conjunction
with the East Peoria Festival of Lights!

  • Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 -2 p.m.
  • Performed at the Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, East Peoria
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Treat your family to The Nutcracker, a glittering spectacle of holiday cheer presented by the Central Illinois Ballet. The performance will feature Central Illinois Ballet's newly-formed  professional company, students at Cornerstone Academy, and professional guest artists from New York and Chicago.

The Nutcracker's magical story and Tchaikovsky famous score make this a time-tested holiday classic for the whole family. It's the story of young Clara and her mischievous uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer, who concocts a fantasy world for her replete with a growing Christmas tree and a Nutcracker doll that comes to life and battles a Mouse King. With the defeat of the Mouse King brings a fantastical sleigh ride through falling snow and dancing snowflakes. Clara's visit to the Land of Sweets is a showcase of dancing treats presented by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.

This holiday classic is perfect for the entire family and a wonderful introduction to the world of ballet.

Central Illinois Ballet is directed by veteran ballet dancer Rebekah VonRathonyi and is located at 3117 N. Prospect Rd., Peoria.

 

 



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