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Nov. 14, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Drummond


You can see a classic Christmas show with a new take.

The Northwest Theatre Department will present the Nutcracker starting tonight. However, this version uses puppets instead of people. Students will use large-scale and shadow puppets made out of recyclable materials. Theatre professor Amanda Petefish-Schrag says making the puppets from recyclable materials shows students how to look at projects in news ways.

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Performances will be held in the studio theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The Nutcracker begins at seven-thirty tonight and will run through Sunday December eighth. Ticket information is available at