This rampantly Russian experience includes 132 dancers, live music by the Moscow Ballet Philharmonic, and several local children who will undoubtedly get the thrill of their young lives. The production pushes peace and harmony over Rat King violence, and features larger-than-life puppets and heroic Russian dancing against a background of unicorns, exotic birds, and animals inspired by the art of Henri Rousseau. Russian soul, French style, and world peace all wrapped up in one holiday package. For tickets visit www.nutcracker.com.
Sat., Dec. 1, 3 & 7:30 p.m., 2007