‘Nutcracker Suite’ and ‘Christmas Angels’

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If visions of sugar plums aren’t dancing in your head yet, then it’s probably time for the Sugar Plum Fairy to lead you to the Land of Sweets. Crockett-Deane Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite is a high-quality, one-act version of the classic ballet that retains the beloved scenes of The Nutcracker but has been shortened to a length that works well for children, people new to watching dance and others. Also on the program is Christmas Angels, a charming dance version of the story of the first Christmas choreographed by Crockett-Deane Ballet Artistic Director Don Schwennesen.

Who: Crockett-Deane Ballet and Deane Dance Center
What: Nutcracker Suite and Christmas Angels
When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
Where: The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento
Tickets: Adults $15, students and seniors $12 and children $10. Buy them here or at the door.