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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Event Date: 
Nov 28 2017 - 6:00pm
This year marks the 63rd season of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, performed by the New York City Ballet. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 32 stagehands and two casts of 50 young students each from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible. Children of all ages are captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets.
 
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, based on the Alexandre Dumas pere version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), is one of the most complex theatrical, staged ballets in the Company's active repertory. 
 
Join us, at the LaSalle Public Library on Tuesday, November 28th  at 6:00 p.m. for the film presentation, taken from the 1993 season and enchantment of an annual favorite. This is a free program, open to the public. The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle. For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.