The Nutcracker

Price: $13 - $25

When: Ended 12/7/14

Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts

It’s that time of year when the area’s ballet companies pull out their holiday finest and show off a variety of “Nutcracker” productions. The Continental Ballet Company has been performing its version for 27 years and while it retains all the old-world classical charm there is also a modern twist. CBC director Riet Velthuisen has replaced the traditional battle with the mice in favor of a friendlier encounter, promoting peace over violence in her take on the production. The cast includes Kate Behrendt (Sugarplum Fairy), Casey Juul (Cavalier), Nancy Cole (Clara) and John Agurkis (Drosselmeyer). CAROLINE PALMER


Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN