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Dance into the holidays with a performance of "The Nutcracker"

Dance into the holidays with a performance of "The Nutcracker"

As soon as you gobble up that Thanksgiving dinner, start searching for the sweet treats of "The Nutcracker" ballet. There are a dozen local productions of this holiday chestnut, both grand scale and those geared for the little ones, some starting this Thanksgiving weekend. A few are professional visions with visiting guest artists, but don't underestimate the joys of a neighborhood showcase filled with sweet little ones romping about the stage dressed up like mice and steadfast soldiers.

First out of the box this weekend is Columbia's authentic Russian-inspired L'Etoile, The Classical Ballet Theatre of Maryland, preparing for its annual production at The...

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