Celebrate the season with ‘The Nutcracker’

The third year of Keith Michael’s enchanting presentation of the Tchaikovsky classic “The Nutcracker,” as performed by the New York Theatre Ballet arrives at Florence Gould Hall on Dec. 14.

Audiences will enjoy a luminous owl that flies overhead in a performance that bursts with excitement and energy. Beautiful costumes and cutout scenery complete the experience. It’s a relaxed and fun telling of the popular holiday story of dreams, gingerbread soldiers and dancing sugar plum fairies.

“The Nutcracker” on Dec. 14, 15, and 22 at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under.

Florence Gould Hall [55 E. 59th St. between Park and Madison avenues on the Upper East Side, (212) 355–6160; www.nytb.org].