Originally Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 1:37 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 05, 2012, 11:37 pm

'Nutcracker' will dance into Adler Theatre this weekend

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Emily Kate Long, as Clara Stahlbaum, dances with her present, a nutcracker, in a scene from 'The Christmas Party' during the Ballet Quad Cities production of 'The Nutcracker' at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

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.