Ballet company teams with 'Polar Express' creator

December 12, 2014 1:03 PM

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The Grand Rapids Ballet is unveiling a new production of "The Nutcracker" that's co-designed by Chris Van Allsburg, known for his book "The Polar Express."

The Grand Rapids Press reports ( ) a private performance Thursday to benefit the Grand Rapids Ballet and Hospice of Michigan raised $500,000, with $250,000 going to the ballet company and $250,000 going toward the Pediatric Hospice Program.

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