MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University Dance Company and several dance students will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Kaufman Auditorium.

            Debra Choszczyk, dance instructor at NMU, will direct the performance. “The students produced this themselves. We have taken some liberties with this 113-year old production to accommodate both ballet and modern dance classes as well as a bit of Scottish flavor, but the basic story is the same,” she said. “My intermediate modern dance class will portray goblins instead of mice during Act I, and the beginning modern class will act as a forest of trees to guide Clara on her way to the Land of Sweets. We’ve also replaced the simple parlor dance in Act I with Scottish country dance, which will be accompanied by a local piper.”

            Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6 p.m. The prices are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and NMU students with ID. For more information, contact Choszczyk at 227-2130.

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Becky Kratz