The Nutcracker (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky) Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice-the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. The lavish performance-one of the only productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in the nation- features magnificent scenery, elaborate costumes and the magical music of Tchaikovsky.