‘Nutcracker Suite’ and ‘Christmas Angels’


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.