The Champaign-Urbana Ballet and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra will combine their talents to present six performances of The Nutcracker in the Tryon Festival Theatre in Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.
Krannert Center describes the event this way:
An unexpected gift transforms a snowy Christmas Eve scene into a shimmering, enchanted land of militant mice, confectionary fairies, and a princely hero. Get swept away on a glittering adventure as the talented young cast floats through Tchaikovsky's dreamy score with colorful pageantry, lively vignettes, and fresh surprises worthy of this holiday tradition.Performances are set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 6 pm, with matinees at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Note that both matinees are currently taking names for waiting lists, meaning you are better off choosing an evening performances if you want to be sure to get in.
In connection with its winter events, Krannert Center is asking for donations of of new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs to be donated to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Look for those boxes outside the Intermezzo Cafe.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 217-333-6290 or click here for the Krannert Center website.