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Local kids star in the Nutcracker Ballet

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on December 2, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:46 PM

The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition - and you have your chance to see it next weekend at the Morrison Center in Boise.

Ballet Idaho is gearing up for an incredible show starring some locals! Young dancers from all over the Treasure Valley are rehearsing for the show. This year's cast even includes a real life brother and sister duo performing as Fritz and Clara! 

You'll see everything from the famous holiday party scene, to the Christmas garland dance, a magical mechanical mouse, Clara's life size nutcracker doll, and the growing Christmas tree!  I'm told this production features beautiful sets and costumes, and incredible choreography.

If you want to go, here are the dates and times:

Friday, December 11th:  8pm

Saturday, December 12th:  2pm and 8pm

Sunday, December 13th: 2pm

The full Boise Philharmonic orchestra will perform the score. The Opera Idaho Children's Chorus will also be featured. 

Tickets are available at all Select-A-Seat outlets @ 426-1110, or just go on-line at  - ticket prices range from $20 to $50 for adults, and $10 to $40 for kids. Group discounts are available if you ask.

For more information, call the Ballet Idaho office @ 343-0556.