Treat your little sis and budding ballerinas to a magical journey involving giant mice that are cuter and less lethargic than the tiny ones in your cupboard. Today's side deal gets you a ticket to see Salt Creek Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 12, at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. For $16, you get a ticket on the main floor, mezzanine, or front balcony, a $33 value. Head to Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts in University Park to check out the classic Christmas tale of waltzing flowers, fairies, and snowflakes.
The talented young dancers of Salt Creek Ballet will flit about the stage to Tchaikovsky's sublime score as performed by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. With precision and emotional depth, the lithe dancers will capture the audience's imaginations with agile leaps and elegant arabesques. This pre-professional dance company both inspires young dancers and renews the excitement of adults who long ago pawned their dancing legs for a high-definition TV.