Just as surely that every December stockings will be hung, malls will become volatile swarms of madness and Its a Wonderful Life will clog television schedules, The Nutcracker will be performed at local theater housesincluding at the Irvine Barclay Theatre by the Festival Ballet Theatre Co. Set to Tchaikovskys most famous composition, the classic ballet about a little girl and a magical toy that comes to life one fateful Christmas Eve is as timeless as a sunset. So pack up the family and enjoy a night of sugar-plum fairies and rat kings. Its a holiday tradition thats as constant as getting handmade socks from Grandma.
Sun., Dec. 12, 6 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 19, 6 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 21, 6 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 22, 2 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 23, 2 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 24, 11 a.m., 2010
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