When: Thu., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 22, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 23, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2017
Adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 tale Nussknacker und Mausekönig and rounded out with an iconic Tchaikovsky score and choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, The Nutcracker takes shape on Christmas Eve after siblings Clara and Fitz receive magical gifts from their toy-making godfather. After bedtime, Clara creeps downstairs and finds herself dwarfed in a dream world inhabited by gingerbread men, tin soldiers and an army of mice under the command of the Mouse King. ARTS San Antonio brings Arlington-based Mejia Ballet International back to town for a production showcasing Argentinian prima ballerina Natalia Magnicaballi alongside bright young talents from the pre-professional San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet.