Event Announcement: The Nutcracker Ballet
Monday, October 15, 2012
An essential part of many families’ holiday plans is a trip to see the Iowa State Center's annual presentation of The Nutcracker Ballet. Now in its 32nd year, the production showcases sensational talent at Stephens Auditorium for three shows, December 8-9. Over 200 local performers from many of central Iowa’s dance studios bring this holiday masterpiece to life. This production features choreography by Robert Thomas & Miyoka Thomas of the Dancenter (Ames). Nothing else will get you in the mood for the holidays like The Nutcracker Ballet.
The Iowa State Center production of The Nutcracker Ballet, central Iowa's longest-running holiday dance tradition opens Saturday, December 8 at 1:30 p.m. with two additional performances at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 at 1:30 p.m.
The Nutcracker Ballet will also feature professional principal dancers in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and her Cavalier. You will be completely enchanted when these two sweep across the stage creating a vision of sugarplums and Candyland.
Tickets cost $20 and $18. Discounts are available for ISU students, 18 & under, 55 & older, and groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact the Iowa State Center at 515.294.3347, toll free at 877.843.2368 or online at www.center.iastate.edu.
Iowa State Center Ticket Office - North entrance of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach Ave., Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All Ticketmaster Centers (convenience surcharges apply)
Charge by Phone: 800.745.3000
About the Iowa State Center
The Iowa State Center is a multi-building conference, athletic and performing arts complex. The Center's Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 21 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars or social events.
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