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'The Nutcracker'

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nutcrackerThe Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will come to the Walton Arts Center this week to present the holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker.”

“The Nutcracker” is the story of a young girl who dreams about a Nutcracker Prince and the fierce battle that ensues between the prince and the Mouse King. With music by Tchaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” features lavish sets and costumes and will bring a bit of magic to those who attend.

Joining the company for this performance will be 68 children from Northwest Arkansas who auditioned for the roles. Aspiring ballerina 12-year-old Peyton Etzel from Rogers will perform as Clara.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $28.50-$52.50.

Until Dec. 17, the Walton Arts Center is hosting a Holiday

Market in the McBride Studio before and after all performances. Vendors will be selling jewelry, books, soaps, pottery, stationary, painting and Christmas decor.

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