Dec. 9, 2010

The Nutcracker

A December classic

The 30th anniversary production of Ames' The Nutcracker Ballet, which features more than 200 central Iowa dancers, will be on the Stephens Auditorium stage this weekend, Dec. 10-12. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, $20 for adults and $18 for seniors, ISU students and youth, may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Stephens ticket office.

Ames native and current New York City resident Joy Voelker, who played Clara in the 1995 Stephens edition of The Nutcracker Ballet, returns as the Sugar Plum Fairy, one of two professional dance roles in the performance. Submitted photo.