It's that time of year again, when the dreamlike tale of Clara, Fritz, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy and all the extraordinary characters come to breathtakingly wonderful life in "The Nutcracker."

It's that time of year again, when the dreamlike tale of Clara, Fritz, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy and all the extraordinary characters come to breathtakingly wonderful life in "The Nutcracker." Bringing the holiday enchantment to the stage are BalletMet dancers performing the entrancing, sailing choreography. The legendary Tchaikovsky score will be played live by the Columbus Symphony. While many have seen "The Nutcracker" before - some many times - it's still a tradition that never disappoints in making the holidays feel magical.