A Publication for the faculty, staff, administrators and friends of California State University, Chico
December 9, 2004 Volume 35/Number 4

Inside Stories

Dancers performing Nutcracker

Nutcracker, Dec. 9–12

Holiday Classic

Chico Performances and Friends of the Chico Community Ballet are again joining forces to bring the holiday classic ballet Nutcracker to Laxson Auditorium, Dec. 9–11 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 and 12 at 2 p.m.

Members of the Chico Community Ballet are dancing all of the roles. In past productions, some of the leading roles were filled by professional dancers. This year, Chico Community Ballet members will dance all of the major roles. According to Deborah Jorritsma, director and choreographer of the Nutcracker, the current senior company is made up of accomplished dancers who have taken years of classes.

The Nutcracker, based on the novel by E.T.A. Hoffmann, takes you on a magical journey with a young girl named Clara and her beloved Nutcracker, a Christmas gift from her godfather. When Clara’s enchanted Nutcracker comes to life, he takes Clara to a land where fairytales come to life, larger-than-life mice and soldiers fight, and snowflakes and flowers dance.

Tickets are $14–23 and can be purchased at the University Box Office. Tickets purchased at the door are $2 extra.



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