This fresh, new version of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Karl von Rabenau, features a live orchestra playing the Tchaikovsky score and students from the School of Minnesota Ballet. Performances run Dec. 9-11. Synopsis: While on a holiday trip, young Clara has an enchanting dream of her beloved nutcracker doll coming to life. She encounters fairies, princes, lumberjacks, sweetmakers and more. Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster or by calling 218-733-7570.