The Nutcracker is coming to the Collins Center for the Arts for three performances this weekend – Saturday, Dec. 16 at 12;30 and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m.

A holiday tradition for all ages, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by audiences throughout Maine. Come for a magical afternoon as Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker grace the stage of the Collins Center for the Arts as the Bangor Symphony Orchestra brings Tchaikovsky’s score to life! Arrive early to shop at the BSO’s Nutcracker Store, offering a variety of holiday gifts, Nutcrackers, and treats.

Additionally, the Oak Ridge Boys will do a show on Tuesday, December 19 at 7 p.m.

Every year The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses across North America. This year the group’s widely acclaimed holiday show, “The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour 2017,” will be coming to Orono for an incredible night of holiday favorites and Oak Ridge Boys hits.

The nearly two-hour extravaganza will feature a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—religious, romantic, and fun holiday tunes—as well as some of the Grammy Award-winning quartet’s classic Country-Pop hits, like “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” and “Thank God For Kids.” The full-production show with its beautiful sets, falling snow, and Christmas trees also includes a visit from Santa Claus, as well as songs from the group’s six, best-selling Christmas CDs.

Tickets both both shows are available online at https://tickets.umaine.edu/CCA/events/.


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