There are always multiple Nutcrackers to choose from as we get into December, but the one happening at the Normal Theater December 1 to 4 may be the cutest one ever.
Students from Normal's Uptown Dance will take part in The Littlest Nutcracker, an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, with performances at the Normal Theater at 6 pm on Thursday and Friday and 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The Normal Theater site tells us that "Over 200 local dancers from Uptown Dance will participate in this multimedia performance. Take a trip to the Land of the Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, onscreen and onstage in one exciting new production. You can also enjoy a Sugar Plum Sweet Box, which includes a gingerbread or chocolate cake ball, a mini chocolate caramel brownie, a snowflake sugar cookie, chocolate caramel dipped brownie and a peppermint! Boxes are available for preorder when your purchase your advance tickets beginning November 20th."
Admission is $10 and Sugar Plum Sweet Boxes are $5. You may order your tickets right now through Eventbrite. I noticed that the Sunday performance was sold out when I wrote this piece, so you are advised to act fast for the other dates.