Gavin Long, portraying the title character, and soldier Natalie E. march across the stage in Woodlawn Arts Academy’s 2016 production of “The Nutcracker.” The 2018 production brings together a new cast for performances the weekend of November 17th. Tickets are on sale now at

Woodlawn To Present Nutcracker

15:23 PM November 08, 2018

The production will take place at Centennial Auditorium, Sterling High School, on Saturday, November 17th at 6:30pm and Sunday, November 18th at 2pm. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now online at You may also contact the box office at 815-622-3248 or visit the box office from 3-6pm Monday-Friday.


The classic ballet features dancers ages 6-adult from Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon, Morrison and Milledgeville who take dance classes at Woodlawn Dance Academy and other Sauk Valley area studios. The dancers rehearsed during Woodlawn’s “Nutcracker” Ballet Camp this summer; rehearsals are continuing this fall under the direction of Woodlawn Dance Academy instructors Christy Zepezauer, Becky Rich, Hillary Blevins and Erika Matheney.


Woodlawn Arts Academy is an agency of United Way of Whiteside & Lee Counties, and programs are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


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