Ballet Etudes' "The Nutcracker" which has been described in the media as "magical" and a "must see holiday favorite" will be on stage at the Westport Country Playhouse Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 at 1 and 5 p.m.

This production, which was conceived and designed by director Nanette Vallas, to Tchaikovsky's rich score is presented by a cast of 90 dancers. The choreography is by resident choreographer Christina Fagundes, former ballerina with American Ballet Theatre. Highlighting the performances are American Ballet Theatre soloist dancers Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews.

Tickets are available by calling the Westport Country Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177. General ticket prices are $35 for adults, and $18 for children.

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