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November 12, 2008 > Nutcracker drawing contest

Nutcracker drawing contest

Submitted By Caryl Dockter

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring a drawing contest for children 12 and under to celebrate its upcoming production of that beloved holiday treat, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Draw a picture of a nutcracker, ballerina, toy soldier, mouse, or other character from the familiar Nutcracker story on 8.5"x11" paper and mail it by November 22 to the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 104, Fremont, CA 94537.

First prize is a 10" Nutcracker, two tickets to the ballet, and two tickets to the Sugar Plum Party after the performance. Second prize is a Nutcracker ornament, two tickets to the ballet and two tickets to the Sugar Plum Party. Third prize is two tickets to the ballet and two tickets to the Sugar Plum Party. Prize winners may select either Saturday's or Sunday's matinee performance. For more information please call (510) 794-1659 or (510) 793-6375 or email

The Nutcracker ballet, choreographed by Yoko Young, features dancers from Yoko's Dance & Performing Arts Academy along with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $20 for children and full-time students, $43-$48 for adults. Four Nutcracker performances are scheduled: Friday, December 5, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. A Sugar Plum Party that includes holiday treats, activities, and a chance to meet the costumed dancers follows each matinee. To order tickets, please call (510) 659-6031 or (510) 794-1659.

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