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Gregory Center, Milligan College Campus
"The Nutcracker" with its splendor of classical ballet, opulent costumes and magnificent scenery comes to the Milligan College campus December 17-19 as the City Youth Ballet presents this holiday classic. The full-length ballet features some 45 dancers including its senior and junior dancers in solos and pas de deux. Fernando Moraga, formerly of Ballet Florida and the Houston Ballet, will perform as the Cavalier and Snow King. The production is under the direction of CYB artistic director Susan Pace-White and associate director, Sarah Sims. This year's production marks a move for the CYB to the Gregory Center for this production with its state-of-art lighting and stage. "This new venue brings a lot of excitement and professionalism to our production," said Pace-White. "We appreciate Milligan for opening up its arts center to the community." The shows are: Dec. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are available after November 15 at Bear 'n Friends, Party Central, or at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for children and students. For more information visit us at www.cityyouthballet.org or call 423-434-2195.