Ruth Page Dance Series presents: Ruth Page Civic Ballet "The Nutcracker"
December 1 , 2012 @ 7:00 p.m. and December 2, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. | NEIU Auditorium
Venetia Stifler, Artistic Director
"Grand sets, costumes and a full-length realization of Clara's journey to a magical land." • The Beacon-News
"For the little girl, Clara, the gift of a handsomely decorated nutcracker from her dear godfather sets the stage for a Christmas eve like no other. That night, her extraordinary present comes to life, defends her from the Mouse King, and whisks her away to a land of enchanted forests and Sugar Plum dances…" (from the introduction to Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and The Tale of the Nutcracker).
Coming to NEIU for the first time, Ruth Page Civic Ballet's popular recreation of the beloved holiday classic comes to life. Originally presented in the Arie Crown Theatre from 1965 until 1997, this performance recreates Ruth Page's beloved original full-length staging of "The Nutracker." Exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, "The Nutcracker" promises holiday joy for children of all ages!
$18 seniors and students
$5 NEIU Students, Faculty and Staff
Don't Miss "Tea With Clara": Treat your family to a very special post- performance "Tea with Clara" on Sunday, December 2 immediately following the 1:00 PM performance and meet the dancers while enjoying an elegant and magical afternoon tea. Cost for performance and "Tea with Clara": $85 adults/ $50 children. Please contact the Ruth Page Center for the Arts at 312-337-6543 for these tickets.