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The Nutcracker Ballet this and next weekend
Performers in the Platteville production of The Nutcracker include (front, from left) Maria Naatz, Isabel Pennekamp, Amelia Cassidy, Penny Black, Mya Lindsey, Shaena Prestegard, Lydia Romaine, Eliana Davis, (middle row) Emma Pennekamp, David Naatz, Joanne Beraldi, Abby Williams, Sylvia Black, Rachel Romanie, (back) Cassidy Whitney, Sharon Klavins, Mike Black, Donna Gavin, Elizabeth Romaine, Julie Romaine and Mae Luube.

The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented the first two weekends in December in Platteville and Mineral Point by Theatre of Ballet Arts, Inc., in collaboration with Platteville Community Theatre.

The talent for this year’s production — both dance and non-dance volunteers — represent 12 Wisconsin communities: Benton, Cuba City, Darlington, Dickeyville, Dodgeville, Hazel Green, Highland, Linden, Mineral Point, Montfort, Platteville and Shullsburg.

Eight public performances are scheduled in Platteville Dec. 5–7 and Mineral Point Dec. 12–14. They will also give four additional presentations of Act I for school children attending the special shows on Friday, Dec. 5 and 12.