It's Christmas. Take Out the Nutcracker

The holidays make us stray, splurge, and sin -- and why wouldn't we, with the new year right around the corner? (New Year = fresh start; note there's a little more than one week left.) But, hell, we got a conscience too, so Saturday starting at 3 p.m. and running just until Sunday, we offer you an event so cuddly sweet, it'll put you right back on anyone's goody-two-shoes list. It's gonna place you directly on the righteous path too -- this traditional, timeless classic was written in 1892 (well-beaten path). We present to you Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev and his Nutcracker. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida's production of The Nutcracker will take over the Parker Playhouse. So get ready for magic and merriment -- because that's exactly what a fairy tale will bestow upon you. Tickets cost $16.50 to $36.50.
Dec. 16-18, 2011
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Mickie Centrone