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Caldwell Fine Arts presents ‘The Nutcracker’

Caldwell Fine Arts and The College of Idaho are proud to present Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic The Nutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet is 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 or by phone at (208) 459-5275. More info is available at www.facebook.com/caldwellfinearts. Tickets range from $15-$25 for adults and $10-$18 for 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. Student tickets also are available at the door.  

In addition to the Nutcracker performance, Caldwell Fine Arts will offer Nutcracker Jr. show at 11 a.m. Dec. 9. This one-hour performance contains all the magic of the original ballet “in a smaller shell.” Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

The popular Clara’s Tea Party event also returns this year, with five time slots available for children to meet Nutcracker dancers and enjoy treats, crafts, face painting and more. The hour-long parties are offered at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Langroise Center. Tickets cost $5.

Click here to watch a YouTube preview of The Nutcracker. Enjoy the show!

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.