The Nutcracker Ballet – Matinee

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This classic holiday fairy tale has come alive on stage at Stephens Auditorium each December since 1981.

This annual Iowa State Center production features choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Robert Thomas Dancenter (in Ames).  More than 200 local dancers from surrounding central Iowa communities participate with guest principal dancers performing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.

The Nutcracker Ballet tells the story of a young girl, a heroic prince, and the fantastic dream they share. From the opening party scene to the last tinkling notes of Tchaikovsky’s famous score, a festive holiday spirit permeates the entire performance.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be performed on December 9 at 1:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. and on December 10 at 1:30 P.M

Tickets information:

  • General Admission – $25
  • Youth (18 & under), Seniors (55+), Groups of 10+, ISU Students,  – $20

Come join Clara and the Mouse King for tea on December 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Tickets to this event are $7