An annual Tri-Valley holiday event, the Nutcracker continues to enchant audiences of all ages, bringing Tchaikovsky’s well-known music and ballet to life with all of its elegance and beauty. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical Nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers and a glittering sugar plum fairy. For over 30 years, Valley Dance Theatre’s full production of The Nutcracker,accompanied by the Valley Dance Theatre Pit Orchestra has entertained families each holiday season. The elaborate sets, skilled dancers and beautiful costumes have established Valley Dance Theatre as the premier ballet company of the Tri-Valley. Shows will continue to run December 20-22 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. See lvpac.org for more information..