WMU News

'Nutcracker on Ice' comes to Miller Auditorium

Dec. 10, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Miller Auditorium presents four performances of "The Nutcracker on Ice," Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, featuring the St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet accompanied by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

Performances both days begin at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets for all shows range from $25 to $10 each and may be purchased by calling the Miller Auditorium ticket office at 269 387-2300 or on the Web at <www.millerauditorium.com>.

The world-renowned St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet brings all the mystical romance and excitement of a glittering Winter Russian Palace to theatres all over North America for the sixth consecutive season. Under the skilled guidance General Director Mikhail Kaminov and Principal Choreographer Konstantin Rassadin, the troupe of talented skaters, The Russian Stars, present the Nutcracker on Ice.

The Nutcracker is a story about Drosselmeier, a dollmaker who tells an old tale about a beautiful Princess, a Nutcracker and a wicked Mouse King. With their magnificent costumes, elaborately designed stage sets and the sheer visual brilliance of the graceful dancers gliding across the stage, Nutcracker on Ice unfolds into a magical production.

Media contact: Krista Iles, 269 387-2298, krista.iles@wmich.edu

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