[Photo provided by Ron McKinney Photography of Algonquin]
WHEN: 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 16 and 1 p.m. Dec. 17
WHERE: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
COST and INFO: Performed by the Berkshire Ballet Theatre. Hear Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music, witness emotional dancing and view lavish costumes when “Nutcracker” returns to Raue Center’s stage. It’s a fun, playful production with a cast of more than 100 people, including artistic director Coutrney Petrocci as the Sugar Plum and her husband, Mark, artistic associate, as Cavalier. Both former lead artists for the Milwaukee Ballet, the couple first took the helm of the Berkshire Ballet Theatre’s “Nutcracker” last year and choreographed it together again this year. Tickets start at $25. Tickets and information: 815-356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org.