Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 OR, Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
McHenry County, IL .
Woodstock Opera House 815-338-5300
OR Raue Center for the Arts 815-356-9212
Woodstock Opera House - 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock, IL 60098 - 815-338-5300 - www.woodstockoperahouse.com
Performance Dates: Friday, December 16 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 10 & 17 @ 2P & 7P
Sunday, December 11 & 18 @ 2P & 6P
Tickets: $25, $18 *Final Dress Rehearsal - $15 all seats - Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Come enjoy the magic of the season as the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre transforms the Woodstock Opera House stage into a realm of fantasy. Tchaikovsky's world renowned music is brought to life through the talent and grace of Svalander's ballet company. Experience Clara's magical and enchanting journey through a performance that has come to represent holiday joy to so many.
Raue Center for the Arts - 26 N. Williams Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 - 815-356-9212 - www.rauecenter.org
Performance Dates: Saturday, December 17 @ 3P & 7P
Sunday, December 18 @ 3P
Tickets: Start at $28
As audience members, you will hear Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music, witness emotional dancing, and view lavish costumes when the come to the Raue Center's stage for another fantastic year of the Nutcracker Ballet. This incredible production is brought to you in conjunction with The Berkshire Ballet Theatre.
The Nutcracker Ballet itself is based on the story of E.T.A. Hoffman, but over the years the story of the Nutcracker has come to be nearly synonymous with Tchaikovsky's masterpiece. And rightfully so, as it takes Hoffman's literary world and transports it to a new medium in which the fantastic happenings in the Nutcracker are given a new lighthearted dreamscape; one in which the imaginations of children can thrust real lives into the inanimate dolls that inhabit their mind's world.
The Berkshire Ballet Theatre, located in Crystal Lake, has worked in conjunction with Raue Center for the Arts for years bringing talented and profession works to the stage. Their mission is to create a professional performance environment that the Berkshire Ballet Theatre and apprentices, trainees, and company dancers can use to gain experience, artistry, education, and a love of the arts.