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TJC, ETSO collaborate for 'Nutcracker' ballet

Published Tuesday, 23rd November 2010

TJC, ETSO collaborate for 'Nutcracker' ballet

Tickets are on sale for Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 22nd production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, "The Nutcracker".

This year will mark the second collaboration with the TJC Academy of Dance and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. The TJC Academy of Dance is proud to be the only East Texas production of the Nutcracker with live symphonic orchestration and are honored to work with the ETSO once again to celebrate the holiday season and the importance of the arts in East Texas.

Full-length performances will be held 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the UT Tyler Cowan Center, with the ETSO providing live music for the ballet.

Tickets are on sale now at the Cowan Center box office and can be purchased by going online at www.cowancenter.org and clicking on "Buy ETSO Tickets", or by calling 903-566-7424.

For the matinee performance, adult tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of performance; for children ages 12 and under, tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of performance.

Tickets for the evening performance are $55, $40, $30, $20 and $10, with student rates of $55, $20, $15 and $10.

The production is under the guidance of director/choreographer Jennifer Bailey and ballet master Ashlee Persing, with additional choreography by Beth Bennett.

The ETSO is under the direction of conductor Per Brevig.

Elise Mullinix


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