IU Ballet Theater will put on its annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 5-8 at the Musical Arts Center. There will be five performances: three at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and two matinees at 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8.
Tickets start at $21 for regular and student prices, then go up to $42. They can be bought online at www.operaballet.indiana.edu or at the MAC box office.
“The Nutcracker” is a two-act ballet following a child named Clara as she encounters sugar plum fairies, mice kings and nutcrackers at home and in the Land of Sweets. Since its creation in 1892, “The Nutcracker” has become a popular Christmastime ballet for those of all ages.
The ballet will be conducted by famed Italian conductor Marzio Conti and choreographed by Michael Vernon, a Jacobs School of Music professor of ballet.