365ink #396 November 24–December 8, 2021 - Page 20

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THE DUBUQUE CITY YOUTH
BALLET PRESENTS

The Nutcracker Ballet

DECEMBER 11 , 17 AND 18 @ 7:30 PM DECEMBER 12 AND 19 @ 2 PM GRAND OPERA HOUSE ( 135 W 8 TH ST ) AND ONLINE The Dubuque City Youth Ballet ’ s production of The Nutcracker is a yearly Christmas tradition for many families in the Tri-State area and beyond . This year , the ballet will be held Dec . 11 , 17 , and 18 at 7:30 p . m . and Dec . 12 and 19 at 2 p . m . at the Grand Opera House .
Join the incredibly talented students as they dance through the journey of Clara meeting her Nutcracker and the adventures they have through a world
of mice and fairies . With something new each year , this show is always a treat .
In-person tickets are $ 23 for adults and $ 15 for children under 18 . Streaming tickets are $ 15 for a single household and $ 25 for multiple households , and the video of the performance will remain available “ On Demand ” until 24 hours after the start of the performance . Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office , by calling 563-588-1305 , or at TheGrandOperaHouse . com . •

Sara Evans

BLUE CHRISTMAS TOUR FRIDAY , DECEMBER 17 @ 7:30 PM FIVE FLAGS ARENA ( 405 MAIN ST ) Platinum-selling country artist Sara Evans brings her Blue Christmas Tour to the Five Flags Arena on Friday , Dec . 17 at 7:30 p . m .
Sara Evans ’ career in country music spans nearly a quarter-century and has included several massive hits that remain popular on country radio and streaming services . Her first No . 1 came in 1998 with the title track from her sophomore album , No Place That Far . The follow up to that record , 2000 ’ s Born to Fly ,’ spawned three Top 5 singles , including the title track , which reached the top of Billboard ’ s Country Singles and Country Airplay charts . Additional No . 1s include “ Suds in the Bucket ,” “ A Real Fine Place to Start ,” and “ A Little Bit Stronger .” All together , Evans has recorded more than 30 charting singles and totaled more than five million album sales .
Beyond her music career , Evans has also made extensive television appearances . She was one of the inspirations for the lead character Rayna James on the series Nashville and consulted with producers about her experiences as a working mother in the music industry . Evans would eventually guest star as herself on an episode of the show .
Tickets are $ 40 –$ 86 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster . com and Five Flags Center box office . For more information , call 563-589-4254 or visit FiveFlagsCenter . com . •

Who ’ s Holiday !

DECEMBER 22 , 23 , 25 , AND 26 @ 7:30 PM GRAND OPERA HOUSE ( 135 W 8 TH ST ) Cindy Lou Who is back for an encore in Who ’ s Holiday ! on Dec . 22 , 23 , 25 , and 25 at 7:30 p . m . at the Grand Opera House .
Matthew Lombardo ’ s Who ’ s Holiday ! is a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy that tells the story of Cindy Lou Who as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken . All seating is general admission and on stage with the performer . This
show contains mature content . Parental discretion strongly advised .
Tickets are $ 15 and can be purchased in person at the box office , by calling 563-588-1305 , or at TheGrandOperaHouse . com . •
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