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Creighton Presents The Nutcracker

Creighton Fine and Performings Arts Presents The Nutcracker

Creighton University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents the traditional Christmas ballet The Nutcracker on the Mainstage of the Lied Education Center for the Arts on the Creighton campus.The Nutcracker will be presented on Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for all students, faculty and staff. For ticket reservations please call (402) 280-1448.

The Creighton Dance Company, along with students from area dance studios, are featured in the production. All are choreographed by Lisa Carter, Patrick Roddy and Patti Zukaitis to the wonderful score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

This ballet tells the story of a young girl, Clara, who is given a Nutcracker doll by her uncle for Christmas. She falls asleep and dreams that she saves the Nutcracker doll from the Rat King during a fierce battle. The Nutcracker then comes to life as a handsome prince and whisks her away to the Land of the Snow and finally to the Kingdom of the Sweets where she is the guest of honor.

This production is funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and an anonymous donor.

Information for this and other events can be found at the Departmentís web site at

The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported this arts event through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Mainstage is located on the Main Level of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, located at 24th and Cass Streets. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available, on the weekends and after 5 p.m., on the top level of the 24th Street parking structure.

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