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Saturday Nov 29 Doors open 1:00PM Show starts 2:00PM Doors open 6:00PM Show starts 7:00PMBuy TicketsGeneral Admission
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The Conservatory of Dance is thrilled to once again present the Contemporary Nutcracker in the breathtaking Lerner Theater. What images come to mind when you think of the Nutcracker? Swaying ball gowns that glide at the foot of a decked-out evergreen? Heaps of brightly wrapped boxes with shimmering bows? A girl traveling through a magic world of sweets and a handsome prince to accompany her? The Conservatory of Dance invites you to view this classic Christmas tale from a unique perspective. Imagine a different picture-one that we face every day: busy streets bustling with shoppers talking on their cell phones, joggers hurrying from one place to the next, and, in the midst of the chaos, a girl left homeless and destitute on the bitter winter streets. She cries out for compassion and love but is met with indifferent, wintry glares. This is the opening of The Contemporary Nutcracker as choreographed by Gregory Hancock; the story follows Klara in her magical pursuit of a family and, in doing so, helps to show the true meaning of Christmas. The holiday season is not only about the shopping, or the food, or the gifts-it is about loving our neighbors (even those who seem far from us) and realizing that every human on this earth makes up a piece of a puzzle that works towards a whole. The Contemporary Nutcracker is about unity and love both within families and around the world. Be a part of this incredible adventure at the Lerner Theater in Elkhart. This emotional experience will influence you to love your neighbors and to understand the true meaning of the holidays because, in the end, "only kindness matters". Performance duration is anticipated at 105 minutes. Eligible for Loyalty Card discount.
Sunday Nov 30 Doors open 2:00PM Show starts 3:00PMBuy TicketsReserved Seating
$17 Advanced Adult
$12 Advanced Sen/Stud
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through November 29th
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Patchwork Dance Company will celebrate its original story in dance, "Christopher's Christmas" in both South Bend and Elkhart. Public performances will be presented at The Lerner Theatre in Elkhart on Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 p.m. and at O'Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary's College on Friday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. The production will also include community outreach through two days of special abridged daytime versions for area students. A cast of more than 100 will bring the story to life as Christopher Mouse tries to rekindle the special feeling of Christmas in the heart of his cynical Great Uncle. Colorful sets and costumes, lively dancing and music all combine to make this a holiday favorite enjoyed for over thirty years. Updated sets, costumes and choreography as well as an addition to the Alley Scene, all bring new sparkle to this annual favorite. New choreography, Waifs, a contemporary dance choreographed by resident Patchwork choreographer Jenn Wolfe, will be added to the production this year. This touching dance will enhance the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas by Great Uncle Mouse. Karen Stump of Union, Michigan is continuing in her original role as Great Uncle Mouse, the cranky but lovable target of Christopher's efforts. "Christopher's Christmas" has become a tradition that begins the holiday season for so many in the Michiana community that we feel that responsibility along with the excitement of presenting this production," says artistic director, Debbie Werbrouck. The production process begins with summer auditions and casting and continues with costume fittings and rehearsals through fall. "We always have new cast members who are taken under the wings of those with experience. It's not unusual to see performers who began at a very young age and continue to participate as adults. We have had second and even third generation participation."