Kohlenberg Lyceum Series Presents "The Nutcracker"

The Minnesota Ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Baldwin Auditorium.

The Minnesota Ballet, based in Duluth, Minn., is a professional dance company of 14 dynamic artists that tours nationally.

Local young dancers will fill roles in the story of a young girl, Marie, and the nutcracker she received as a gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer, a retired sea captain, during a holiday party. While Marie is fast asleep following a holiday party, a magic spell begins. Giant mice appear, and the toys (including the nutcracker) come to life. The nutcracker and the mice fight a battle and, with the help of Marie, the nutcracker wins and turns into a handsome prince.

Marie and the Nutcracker Prince then meet the Sugar Plum Fairy. They are honored with a performance by the sweets and flowers, embellished by the Dew Drop Fairy. Finally, the entire court joins in the final tribute to Marie.

Seating is general admission. Admission is free for students, faculty and staff with their University ID. Students may pick up their tickets beginning Nov. 27 at the Student Activities Board Office, third floor of the Student Union Building. Faculty and staff may pick up tickets beginning Nov. 27 at the Center for Student Involvement, third floor of the Student Union Building. (Please note as of Nov. 28 all tickets are sold out for this performance.)

The University requests that all patrons be seated five minutes prior to the performance. The University reserves the right to fill all seats, reserved and general admission, five minutes before the time of performance stated on the ticket.

Contact the Public Relations Office at 785.4016 for more information.
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