A favorite family tradition is back onstage at Music Hall as the Cincinnati Ballet presents their annual rendition of The Nutcracker.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Clara and her nutcracker prince must wage war against an evil mouse king and journey to the Land of Sweets, where a Sugar Plum Fairy and dancing delicacies from around the globe celebrate Clara’s bravery.
Choregraphed by the ballet’s artistic director, Victoria Morgan, the imaginative two-act event features swirling snowflakes, Tchaikovsky’s iconic score played by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and an appearance by the ever-graceful Fiona the hippo, in her tutu.
Dec. 19-29. $29-$125. Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, cballet.org.