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‘The Nutcracker’ Dances Into Adler Saturday

December 9th, 2016

You don’t have Santa Claus shave his beard and sport a handlebar mustache. You don’t paint Rudolph’s nose green. And you don’t mess with the Nutcracker, says Joedy Cook, director of Ballet Quad Cities. “It’s a holiday tradition, people are used to coming out every year and seeing it, and it’s wonderful just the way it is, if it isn’t broken, why break it?” Cook said with a chuckle. “I know that sometimes people are always looking for something new and different, and we do that with some of our shows, but with Nutcracker we like to keep it classic.” What that means is a reprise... Read More

Ballet QC Brings Holiday Classic Nutcracker Back To Adler

December 6th, 2016

When the holidays arrive, are you someone who breaks out the Christmas Movies and eggnog for entertainment? Do you see the Christmas Eve premiers of holiday and non holiday movies in the theaters? Or are you someone who prefers seeing live performances that only come along during the holiday season? If you are the latter, clear your schedules for Saturday, December 10. The River Center/Adler Theater presents The Nutcracker Ballet. At either the 1:30 p.m. show or the 7:30p.m. show come and see this spectacular event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Holiday Magic. Tickets are sold at the Adler... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Announces Auditions for The Nutcracker

September 7th, 2016
Ballet QC - Nutcracker

Auditions for the annual holiday spectacle of “The Nutcracker” are being held Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 13 at Ballet Quad Cities Studios, 613 17th Street, Rock Island. Ages 8-13 (or BQC Level 4 and 5; younger ages by invitation only) are Saturday, Sept. 10. Registration is at 10 a.m., 10:30-11:30 audition. Ages 14-18 (or BQC level 6 and 7) will audition Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a 5 p.m. registration, 5:30-7:00 audition. Before auditioning make sure to read all of the information below: Ballet Quad Cities’ “The Nutcracker” is a professional production. Casting is determined by costume... Read More