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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 02:56 am

Festive footwork



Springfield Ballet Company performs the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 with two performances on Saturday. The production features a cast of 130, including children and adults from the Springfield area, SBC members and guest artists. These include: SBC member Caragan Phillips, Clara; Carolina Ballet Theatre members Peter Base, Nutcracker Prince; Erica Wesselman, Sugar Plum Fairy; and Samuel Chester, Cavalier; Chicago-based dancer Todd Kiech, Arabian Coffee; and Francesca Genovese and Martin Justo, Snow Queen and King. Carrollton Bank sponsors. The SBC is a civic nonprofit ballet company, entertaining and educating area audiences since 1975.

The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2pm
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
$26, $24 seniors, $16 students/children