Nutcracker on Stage

By Julie Montanaro
December 8, 6:50pm

The timeless story of The Nutcracker will come to life in Tallahassee this weekend.

Clara, Drosselmyer, the Rat Queen and more are ready to take the stage for three shows at FSU's Ruby Diamond Auditorium.

For some folks it just isn't Christmas without the Nutcracker. The Tallahassee Ballet is promising new choreography, new costumes and new sets.

"This show, it's going to be a lot different and people are ready for a new Nutcracker because we've done the old one for 20 years. This one's all new. It's so different and it's really exciting to learn, just totally new. It's a fresh start," said ballerina Emily Chapo.

There are some incredible guest dancers from Orlando joining the show, and WCTV's Julie Montanaro has a cameo too.