More than 60 ballerinas and dance students of all ages star in Tustin Dance Center's 12th anniversary production of this famed holiday favorite, at Alexandra Nechita Center for the Performing Arts. Set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, this glittering tale follows young Clara, who receives the gift of a nutcracker at a festive family Christmas party. That night she dreams of a grand adventure that begins with a handsome prince, continues with an epic battle between mice and toys, and comes to a climax with a magical journey to the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Children ages 2 and younger do not require a ticket if they are sitting on a paying adult’s lap.
Total running time is two hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.