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'A Christmas Carol" and "The Nutcracker" to Be Performed at Pomona College

Performances of the holiday classics A Christmas Carol and the Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be held at Pomona College in Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont).

A Christmas Carol will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. It is a musical retelling of Dicken's classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Tickets are $29 for adults; $26 for Claremont College faculty, staff and seniors; $24 for students and children. Discounts are available for military members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or at www.pomona.edu/bridges. There are additional fees for online purchases. Students, faculty and staff cannot purchase their tickets online. For more information, contact kathleen.etter@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1139

The Nutcracker performances are Saturday, Dec. 15. and Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. Celebrating their 18th season, the critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet brings The Nutcracker to life. This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. Ticket prices range from $18-$50. Visit: www.ipballet.org/nutcrackerInfoPage.php for more information.

Bridges Auditorium is a premier college venue for the best in music, theatre and performing arts. Located on the Pomona College campus in beautiful Claremont, California, the 2,500-seat theatre, built in 1931, is a historic venue modeled after European concert houses of that time.