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THE NUTCRACKER

December 15 - 16, 2018 Des Moines Civic Center

Presented by Iowa Dance Theatre

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Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Parties are available at 12:30 p.m. on December 15 and 16. Tickets to the Tea are $15 and can be purchased at the Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office.

Iowa Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker Ballet. Experience the adventures of a girl named Clara as she journeys to a distant land where a prince battles mischievous mice, flowers waltz and a Sugar Plum Fairy delights children of every age. 

Iowa Dance Theatre has produced the ballet at the Des Moines Civic Center since 1997. The Nutcracker is choreographed and directed by a team of dance professionals from Central Iowa. Set to the timeless music of Tchiavosky, Iowa Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Ballet is a great holiday experience for the whole family.

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