A festive holiday gathering is transformed by a simple gift in this enchanting production that’s become a local tradition. E.T.A. Hoffman’s fanciful tale of royal rats, a princely Nutcracker, and plenty of sugar-coated fun is brought to life with glittering costumes, magical settings, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

 

Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. This year, there is a special need for coats for middle school boys in sizes Boy's XL and Men's S, M, and L. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.

Bridget Lee-Calfas