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The Nutcracker


Stephens Auditorium’s Nutcracker Ballet production dates back decades as one of the historic performing arts venue’s proudest and best-known traditions. The production puts area youth and adults on stage alongside world-class performers resulting in a spectacular holiday celebration that features stunning production values. Stephens Auditorium will host three performances of the Nutcracker. The first two will take place on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The last performance will take place at 1 p.m. on Dec. 11.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. through the Stephens Ticket Office or at

This year’s two lead dancers are Tanya Trombly (shown above) as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mauricio Vera as her Cavalier.


Dec 11 2022


1:00 pm


Stephens Auditorium, ISU campus

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