The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company will present its 27th Anniversary production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, December 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. The Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company’s Nutcracker features nearly 200 student dancers from southeastern Nebraska in a performance that also features a live orchestra and nationally-known guest artists. The classic story of the Nutcracker comes to life with the finest choreography, costumes, and scenery, making this production a treasured Lincoln tradition.

The cast of the Nutcracker is comprised of local dance students who are selected by audition. This year, the role of Clara will be danced by home schooled student, Hannah Duncan.

The Artistic Director of the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company’s Nutcracker production is Shari True. The Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Herbert E. Dregalla, Jr., will provide Tchaikovsky’s classic score.

Tickets will go on sale October 31,at the Lied Center box office (402) 472-4747 and online