NYC Ballet returns with ‘The Nutcracker’

Sugar Plum Fairies like you’ve never seen before are performing now in the New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ through Dec. 30.

The holiday favorite features a one-ton Christmas tree that grows from 12- to 40-feet-tall, an on-stage snowstorm and hundreds of fanciful costumes. In addition to 90 dancers and 62 musicians, this production also boasts more than 60 performers from the School of American Ballet, twirling and leaping across the stage.
Tickets begin at $29; check the website for performance times, now through Dec. 30.

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts [10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, (212) 875–5374; www.lincolncenter.org].

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