"The Nutcracker" 1 Runs Dec. 9 through Dec. 24

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Festival Ballet Theatre presents a family-friendly, breathtaking production of the cherished holiday classic, The Nutcracker, with colorful scenery and dazzling costumes. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a magical journey. The full-length production is choreographed and directed by Festival Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla. thebarclay.org