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Last weekend before Christmas in Baltimore offers two 'Nutcracker' productions
Last weekend before Christmas in Baltimore offers two 'Nutcracker' productions

Even people who ordinarily find ballet a tough nut to crack can find themselves falling for the charms of "The Nutcracker." Set to an ear worm-filled score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells a Christmas Eve story of childhood and fantasy, toys and sweets, snow and sentiment. As much an annual holiday tradition as Handel's "Messiah," the ballet is presented by companies of every size and level all over the country. Two large-sized productions are on the local calendar this weekend. "I think 'Nutcracker' will bring a lot of Christmas spirit to Baltimore," says sophomore Alexandra Rojas, who is among 120 dancers from the Baltimore School for the...

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