Friday, December 3, 2010

Frontier-style "The Nutcracker" at UW this weekend

Directed by Marsha Knight
Conducted by Michael Griffith
December 2-4, 7:30 p.m., December 5, 2:00 p.m.
UW Arts & Sciences Auditorium, Laramie

This classic ballet about a young girl who receives a nutcracker for Christmas that spurs her fantastical dream is a favorite family holiday tradition! Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s book and featuring Tchaikovsky's dazzling score, THE NUTCRACKER brings out the child in each of us as it comes alive with dancing snowflakes, magical mice, marching soldiers, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker Prince. This year's production features more sets and costumes inspired by frontier Laramie and the Ivinson Mansion. Whether you’re six or sixty, this presentation of The Nutcracker is a must see!