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Caldwell Fine Arts set for ‘Nutcracker’ ballet

Caldwell Fine Arts at The College of Idaho is proud to present the Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic Nutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet has become a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.

Nutcracker shows generally sell out, so fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance. Tickets are available online at www.caldwellfinearts.org, by phone at (208) 459-5783 or at The Bird Stop Coffee House at 718 Arthur Street in Caldwell. More info is available at www.facebook.com/caldwellfinearts. Tickets range from $15-$25 for adults and $10-$18 for students and children under the age of 18. College of Idaho students receive a free ticket, which can be reserved by entering the coupon code “yotes” during online checkout at www.caldwellfinearts.org. A valid C of I student ID is required.

In addition to the Nutcracker performance Dec. 11, Caldwell Fine Arts will offer Nutcracker Jr. at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12. This one-hour performance contains all the magic of the original ballet “in a smaller shell.” All tickets are $5 and seating is general admission.

The popular Clara’s Tea Party event also returns this year, with four time slots available for children to meet Nutcracker dancers and enjoy treats, crafts, face painting and more. The hour-long parties are available at 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 as well as 10 a.m. and noon on Dec. 12. Tickets are $5 and professional photographs are available at the party for an additional $5.  

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.