A Rochester holiday tradition returns as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester City Ballet, and the Bach Children's Chorus come together to produce "The Nutcracker" this weekend.
If you and your family have yet to experience this classic tale, this is the year to go. Seriously, go order tickets right now. Every Rochesterian needs to see this show at least once. If you have seen it before, there will still be some freshness for you, as RCB artistic director Jamey Leverett has added new choreography to certain scenes. There will also be a fresh crop of local children in the show dancing as snowflakes, mice, and other characters.
Performances of the RPO/RCB/BCC collaboration run from Friday, November 29, through Sunday, December 1, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.). Shows take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Tickets range from $10 to $92. Visit rpo.org or rochestercityballet.org, or call 454-2100 for more information.