Issue 74 September 2018
Congratulations to the Cast of SBC's 44th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

Springfield Ballet Company held open auditions for its 44th annual production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, September 16. More than 100 dancers attended the audition. 

SBC was able to cast more than 60 community dancers for the roles of Baby Mice, Big Mice, Soldiers, Cavalry, Bon Bons, Buttermints, Pixies, Angels, and more. 

Congratulations to our 2018 cast (which can be found  HERE)! 

SBC's 44th annual production of  The Nutcracker will be presented Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 pm. Save the dates and see below for our ticket pre-sale info! 

Rockballet: Love the '90s Soared to New Heights!
Springfield Ballet Company presented Rockballet: Love the '90s on S aturday, September 22, 2018 at  7:00 pm at  Sangamon Auditorium -- and WOW, what a show it was!

Audiences were raving about the diversity of music and dance styles, and they couldn't stop talking about the stunning aerial performance by SBC alum Meghan Loman. 

Thank you so very much to our Rockballet: Love the '90s sponsors: Carrollton Bank and Valco Awards and More. We couldn't do what we do without the support of local businesses. 

And, thank you also to our wonderful supporters, patrons and audience members. Rockballet was a huge success, thanks to YOU! 

The Nutcracker Ticket Pre-Sale!

As one of our e-newsletter members, you are invited to get your tickets BEFORE they go on sale to the public. 
Just use the pre-sale promotion code " CLARA18" to purchase your tickets. (Please note: When you enter the promotional code, click on the word APPLY or the CHECKMARK to activate code.)

Click  HERE to order tickets online, or call the ticket office directly at 217-206-6160. 

The Nutcracker:
A Grand Holiday Tradition
Saturday, December 8, 2018
2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 9, 2018
2:00 pm

University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL

Presenting Sponsor: US Bank

The Springfield Ballet Company proudly presents its 44th annual production of  The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday classic that follows Clara and her Nutcracker from a lavish Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then to a magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. The production features a cast of more than 120, including our Company dancers, local adult actors, young dancers from the community and professional guest artists.

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All the best,


Julie Ratz, SBC Artistic Director
Sally Hamilton, SBC Administrative Director
Gina DeCroix Russell, SBC Ballet Mistress
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The Springfield Ballet Company provides dance education and performances to enrich our community through the beauty, energy and diversity of dance.


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