The Nutcracker

Opens Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City Ballet’s second show of the 2013-14 season could easily get lost in the mix of Christmas and holiday themed shows that are all over stages in December. Yet its traditional rendition of The Nutcracker – that classic ballet of fairies, toy soldiers and dancing mice in a fantasy land of candy canes and gum drops set to Tchaikovsky’s magical composition – has made it a stand-out production. Oklahoma City Ballet opens its perennial favorite at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. The Nutcracker continues with seven more performances through Dec. 22 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. Tickets are $15-$61, available at www.myticketoffice.com. For more about the company, visit www.okcballet.com.