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Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble Presents “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas”

A Delightful One-Hour Holiday Ballet


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 9, 2015) — Creative Arts Repertoire Ensemble (CARE), a local non-profit ballet company, is gearing up to present “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 27-29) at St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, Santa with his sleigh and prancing reindeer all combine to make a magical holiday treat. The performances are one hour in length, making them perfect for young audiences.


 “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” an original ballet based on the familiar poem by Clement C. Moore and set to holiday music, premiered at St. Cecilia Music Center in November 1993. The ballet was created and choreographed by Artistic Director Judy Genson-Wadsworth. As CARE celebrates its 23rd anniversary season, “ ’Twas” continues to be its signature ballet presented annually on Thanksgiving weekend. Audiences are encouraged to meet the cast and visit Santa on stage following the performance.


Tickets are available online by visiting, by calling (616) 464-3682 or purchasing at the door one hour prior to each performance. Ticket prices are $10 for students and $15 for adults.


Performance Details

Thanksgiving weekend

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 at 3 p.m.


All performances are at St. Cecilia Music Center, Royce Auditorium, 24 Ransom Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, Mich., 49503