It's just a dream ... or is it?


It's a holiday tradition not to be missed. Iowa State Center will present its 32nd annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet Dec. 8 (1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and Dec. 9 (1:30 p.m.) at Stephens Auditorium.

Ames native Joy Voelker, a professional dancer who now resides in New York City, will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Hanan Misko, a professional dancer from Kansas City, will dance the part of her Cavalier. In addition, more than 200 local performers from area dance studios will help bring this holiday classic to life.

Tickets, $18 and $20 (discounts available for youth, ISU students and seniors), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster. Contributed photo.