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Peanutcrackers returning to Carson

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“Peanutcracker – The Story in a Nutshell,” is returning to Carson City again for the holiday season, and promoters are hoping to attract more students than ever before for the December performances.

“Our main goal is for as many kids as possible to see the performance this year,” said Mindy Breeding, who is helping promote this year’s production.

Kicking off the performance on a Thursday, Dec. 1 will be a special storytime reading at the Carson City Library by one of the dancers. Readings will be at 10:15 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m. for preschoolers, and free vouchers will be handed out for the performance.

“We want to make sure the little ones get to see the show, and it’s great to be able to partner with the library,” Breeding said.

“Peanutcraker – The Story in a Nutshell” is a 45-minute version of the Nutcracker Ballet. It will feature Sierra Nevada Ballet’s professional dancers, apprentices and trainees, and students from Western Nevada Performing Arts Center and the In Motion Studio of Dance from Reno.

The Friday, Dec. 2 performances are specifically planned for students, so school teachers are encouraged to plan class field trips around them. They will be at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 per student, and payments are due in full by Nov. 29. A 5 percent discount is offered for anything booked by Nov. 1. Sponsorships for at-risk children are available.

Pre-performance lobby music that Friday will showcase Jarod Sorum’s Carson High School music students.

The Dec. 3 performances for the public are at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 available at the box office.

All performances will be in the Bob Boldrick Theater of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

IF YOU GO:

What: Peanutcracker – The Story in a Nutshell ballet.

When: Students 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2; General public 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Where: Bob Boldrick Theater, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Tickets: Dec. 2 students $5; Dec. 3 general public $11.

Details: Mindy Breeding, 883-5168.