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The sweet tale of The Nutcracker

November 27, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE

Perhaps one of the things we love most about the holiday season is its reliability. Santa always arrives. Christmas carols always hit the radio waves.

And "The Nutcracker" always makes several live appearances in the Tri-State area.

There's probably a Nutcracker near you:

Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Company



The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.

2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7

Tickets cost $5 to $15.

For tickets, call 717-263-0202.

Featuring professional and local dancers.

For more information, go to www.innernet.net/cbts.

Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company



The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown

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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7

Tickets cost $26 to $32.

For tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org.

Features guest artists Justin Leaf and Taylor Dreyling from Minneapolis and more than 100 dancers.

Maryland Regional Ballet



Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md.

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14

Tickets cost $11 to $25.

For tickets, call 301-600-2828 or go to www.weinbergcenter.org.

Featuring guest artists Megan Fairchild and Andrew Veyette from the New York City Ballet, who will be dancing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier; and Alexander Ritter from the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and New York City Ballet.

For more information, go to www.frederickclassicalballet.net.

Inwood Dance Company



Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood, W.Va.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14

Tickets cost $15 for adults; $10 for students; and free for small children who sit on laps.

Call 304-229-3209 to put tickets on hold.

Features guest ballet dancer Christopher Brandy, who will be the Snow King and the Cavalier.

Shepherdstown School of Dance



Frank Arts Center, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, W.Va.

7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14

Tickets cost $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

For tickets, call 304-876-8277 or stop by the Shepherdstown School of Dance in the Hoxton Financial Building on Flowing Springs Road in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Old Opera House Dance Studio



Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21.

Tickets cost $12 for adults; $8 for students.

For tickets, call 888-900-7469.

Dancers are predominantly ages 5 to 18, with some adult dancers.

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