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Krannert Center Events: December 2019: The Nutcracker

Event Details

Champaign Urbana Ballet
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

A festive holiday gathering is transformed by a simple gift in this enchanting production that’s become a local tradition. E.T.A. Hoffman’s fanciful tale of royal rats, a princely Nutcracker, and plenty of sugar-coated fun is brought to life with glittering costumes, magical settings, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

Please join us for a pre-performance on Friday December 6, at 6:00p, in the Krannert Center Loby at Stage 5! Musical selections will be performed by the Edison Middle School Jazz Band.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

This performance will last approximately one hour and 58 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. This year, there is a special need for coats for middle school boys in sizes Boy's XL and Men's S, M, and L. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.

Thursday, December 5th, 7:30 PM
Friday, December 6th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 7th, 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 7th, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 8th, 6:00 PM

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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