Champaign-Urbana Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ Opens Friday Night At Krannert

December 01, 2017
A scene from The Nutcracker.

The 20th annual Champaign-Urbana Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" opens Friday night at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Champaign-Urbana Ballet

Champaign-Urbana Ballet’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet opens Friday night at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Illinois Urbana campus.

This is the C-U Ballet’s 20th year of performing “The Nutcracker.” Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Kay Greene, Executive Director of Champaign-Urbana Ballet about this year’s production, and how it’s grown over the last two decades.

"The first performance was not the full blown Nutcracker," Greene said. "It was just excerpts from 'The Nutcracker,' and it took place at the Champaign Public library in the lobby."

The full list of performances of Champaign-Urbana Ballet's "The Nutcracker" in Krannert's Tryon Festival Theatre is below:

  • Friday December 3 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday December 4 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

  • Sunday December 5 at 2:00pm

  • Friday December 10 at 7:30pm

  • Saturday December 11 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

  • Sunday December 12 at 2:00pm

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