• Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s, The Nutcracker … Dec 17 @ 1 and 5 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County! The JLC is thrilled to welcome the return of Ruth Page’s The Nutcracker to the Mainstage for two performances – Saturday, December 17 at 1 and 5 p.m.

Performed to Tchaikovsky’s enduring score, this production recreates Page’s full-length staging, with exquisite dancing, guest artists, gorgeous costumes and magical settings. This beloved family classic tells the story of a little girl heroine, Clara, who receives a nutcracker from her mysterious godfather, Drosselmeyer, on Christmas Eve. As Clara falls off to sleep and the clock strikes midnight, strange things begin to happen. The Nutcracker turns into a handsome Prince while the other toys surrounding the holiday tree come to life. The Prince then takes Clara on a journey to the enchanted Land of Snow and the delightful Kingdom of the Sweets — encountering many companions along the way — including whimsical mice, toy soldiers and dancing snowflakes. Don’t miss this family-friendly holiday tradition!

Tickets available online at jlcenter.clcillinois.edu; by phone at 847-543-2300 or at the JLC Box Office, 19351 West Washington St., Grayslake. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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