Ballet Quad Cities will team up with Orchestra Iowa, based in Cedar Rapids, this weekend to present a holiday classic, "The Nutcracker."
Performances will begin at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport.
According to a news release from Ballet Quad Cities,"This weekend marks the return of 'The Nutcracker' to the Adler Theatre stage, with an incredibly important component -- a live, professional orchestra."
Following the 7:30 p.m. Saturday performance, audience members are invited to a reception in the lobby of the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m., where they can mingle with the Ballet Quad Cities dancers and Orchestra Iowa musicians, and enjoy light appetizers and beverages. A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $12, $17, $27 or $35. They are available at the Adler Theatre box office, online at ticketmaster.com, at (800) 745-3000, and at Ticketmaster outlets.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.