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The Nutcracker

When: Sat., Dec. 10, Sun., Dec. 11, Fri., Dec. 16, Sat., Dec. 17, Sun., Dec. 18, Mon., Dec. 19, Tue., Dec. 20, Wed., Dec. 21, Thu., Dec. 22, Fri., Dec. 23 and Sat., Dec. 24 2011

Various venues—Sugarplum fairies take flight throughout the Triangle this holiday season in a couple of performances of The Nutcracker. Carolina Ballet's production is a splendid display of youthful talent, and this year touts several scenic surprises. Performances begin Saturday and Sunday at Durham Performing Arts Center and continue Dec. 16–24 at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium. Tickets run $25–$100; visit carolinaballet.com. The Nutcracker is also being presented, for the 17th year, by the Triangle Youth Ballet. Performances at Durham's Carolina Theatre are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23, or $10 for children under 7; visit carolinatheatre.org. —Christina Cass

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