Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018
2:00 pm

University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL

Tickets: $17 to $37
Day of Show: $22 to $42

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Sponsor: US Bank

The Springfield Ballet Company proudly presents its 44th annual production of The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday classic that follows Clara and her Nutcracker from a lavish Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then to a magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. The production features a cast of more than 120, including our Company dancers, local adult actors, young dancers from the community and professional guest artists.

This year’s production features three daughters of former SBC dancers in the lead roles: Amanda Little, daughter of Kim Leistner Root, as Dew Drop; Olivia Pennell, daughter of Carrie Cunningham Pennell as the Snow Queen; and Analysse Vance, daughter of Mindy Western Vance, as the Sugar Plum Fairy. “It is amazing to see my friends’ daughters rising in the ranks of SBC in these roles. They are as beautiful as their mothers and we are all very proud,” said SBC Artistic Director Julie Ratz.

The Springfield Ballet Company was founded in 1975 as a merger between Copper Coin Ballet and Ballet Concert Group. Grace Luttrell Nanavati and Dorothy Irvine were co-directors of the SBC when it staged its first production of The Nutcracker; and Julie Ratz, SBC Artistic Director, performed as a soldier in the 1975 production.

Thank you to Scott Richardson for the design of our artwork.


**Springfield Ballet Company follows the same guidelines as the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office as it relates to ticket sales.

Sangamon Auditorium policy is as follows:

No refunds or exchanges between events.

Ticket exchanges are allowed within the same show or run of shows. There is a one dollar charge per exchanged ticket; patrons are responsible for any difference between the time and/or zone pricing. However, there are no refunds for the price difference. Ticket exchanges must be done in person at the Ticket Office. The tickets previously purchased must be returned at the time of exchange.

All convenience and handling fees are non-refundable. In the case of a show cancellation, only the face value of the ticket will be refunded.

Please note that when you purchase subscription or individual tickets to attend a Springfield Ballet Company (SBC) performance through the UIS Ticket Office, UIS will share your name, contact information, and seating information with the SBC. This will enable the SBC to contact you directly about information including but not limited to future events and other organizational efforts, including fundraising solicitation. UIS will not share patron payment information such as credit card account numbers with the SBC.

If you have any questions or concerns about the sharing of this information, please contact the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206.6160.

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