The Georgia Straight presents Alberta Ballet's The Nutcracker

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      From December 28 to 30, Alberta Ballet's The Nutcracker takes over the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton Street).

      Presented by Ballet BC, the holiday classic tells the story of a young girl whose nutcracker prince comes to life and takes her on a magical adventure.

      Set in turn-of-the-century Imperial Russia, this production sees the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's score and features a cast of 70 dancers from the local community.

      Also highlighted is the choreography of Edmund Stripe and sets and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown.

      In a press release, Ballet BC artistic director Emily Molnar says that "The Nutcracker is unforgettable family entertainment that is sure to enrich your holiday season."

      For a taste of what dance fans can expect, check out this Facebook video.

      Tickets for Alberta Ballet's The Nutcracker range from $25 to $95 (plus service charges and fees) and are available online.