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|American Repertory Ballet's Nutcracker is a tasty holiday side dish||Stephen Raskauskas|
|The Nutcracker is as familiar as holiday leftovers. Even in years when you decide to forgo seemingly obligatory performances of The Nutcracker, The Messiah, and other ‘seasonal’ works, you can’t escape hearing snippets of the music in shopping malls, elevators, or cell phone ring tones. Tchaikovksy's ballet adapts E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale of a young girl, Clara, who falls asleep on Christmas Eve and is whisked away to a dreamland of sugar plum fairies and dancing flowers.
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