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Join IBT this year for a fantasic array of productions and performances you and your family will remember for years to come!
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The Nutcracker

December 3 & 4, 2014
Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN

IBT will celebrate it's 18th year in partnership with The Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. We will also be joined by the Plum Grove Strings. See The Nutcracker come to life, a cherished tale told through music, dance and spectacular costumes. The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the book called The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written by E. T. A. Hoffman. In 1891, the legendary choreographer Markus Petpia commissioned Thalkovskey to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet. In 1892, the first showing of The Nutcracker took place at the Marlinsky Theatre of Russia, home of the Kirov Ballet. The Nutcracker made its way to America by 1940, performed by Ballet Russe. Enjoy!



The Firebird

April 23, 2015
Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, IN

A wonderful and mysterious fable from Russia, of the beautiful Princess Unearthly Beauty and the mystical Golden Apple Tree. Firebird is set in the romantic gardens at the palace. The evil Kaschei is conquered by the magical powers of the "Firebird" that saves the day after Prince Ivan frees her from capture, with love and a happy ending.