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The Nutcracker

Champaign Urbana Ballet
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

Since 2003, the Champaign Urbana Ballet has brought the season’s sparkle to Krannert Center stages. Join Clara, her princely Nutcracker, and the talented young cast of the Champaign Urbana Ballet as an ordinary gift transforms a festive holiday evening into an enchanted journey filled with glittering fairies, globally inspired vignettes, troublemaking rodents, and a winsome cavalry.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. This year, there is a special need for coats for middle school boys in sizes Boy's XL and Men's S, M, and L. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: development@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.