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Ballet 5:8 Presents Beyond the Nutcracker

Choreographed by Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager, the production features more than 300 dancers from School of Ballet 5:8 and professional artists from Ballet 5:8.

The classical holiday tradition with a Ballet 5:8 twist is set to the renowned Tchaikovsky score and audience members join Emma, Uncle Abrahms, and the angel Anastasis on a magical journey through time and different countries to discover what Christmas is all about. Beyond the Nutcracker is family-friendly, wondrous and an excellent experience for patrons looking to enjoy a refreshed and alternative take on the beloved ballet.Full production, Beyond the Nutcracker, will be presented at Lincoln-Way East High School for three performances: Saturday, December 17 at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m., Sunday, December 18 at 3 p.m. Additionally, Ballet 5:8 will bring vignettes of Beyond the Nutcracker to 2022 State Street Holiday Market on December 3 and December 10 for onsite surprise and delight performances.

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