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Owen/Cox Dance Group: "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"

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The Mouse King (Mark Southerland)

Most people are familiar with the popular ballet, "The Nutcracker." But few know of its darker inspiration: an 1816 story called "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King."

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – Most people are familiar with the popular ballet, "The Nutcracker." But few know of its darker inspiration: an 1816 story called "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." This weekend, the Owen/Cox Dance Group takes a crack at a new Nutcracker.

Slideshow: Scenes from a Rehearsal of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"

Owen/Cox Dance Group and the People's Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City present "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King"
Friday, December 11, 8pm
Saturday, December 12, 8pm
Sunday, December 13, 2pm
Union Station's H&R Block City Stage

Funding for arts coverage on KCUR has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency

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