Let the confectionary charm of Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker warm your heart in two productions.
The ballets story follows the adventures of young Clara and her nutcracker doll, who transforms into a prince to rescue her from the evil Mouse King and takes her to the Land of the Sweet. The performance is filled with dancing dolls, beautiful angels, magical mice, glittering fairies, dazzling dances from exotic lands and endearing performances by hundreds of Treasure Valley children.
Ballet Idahos The Nutcracker: 8 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 (limited seating available) and 8 p.m. Dec. 21; and noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 22, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $38, $43 and $58. There are discounts for BSU students, faculty and staff. 426-1110, BalletIdaho.org.
Idaho Regional Ballets The Nutcracker: 7 p.m. Dec. 20; and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Special Events Center, Boise State University. $25-$40 general, $18-$33 students and children. 338-4633, IdahoRegionalBallet.com.