WHEN: 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 22
WHERE: Lake Park East High School Auditorium, 600 S. Medinah Road, Roselle
COST & INFO: $25 general admission, $18 for children 10 and younger; www.thechicagoballetacademy.com
ABOUT: The Chicago School of Ballet presents the full-length ballet “The Nutcracker,” as Clara travels through the Snow Forest to the Land of the Sweets. Director Steven Norman, formerly of the San Francisco Ballet, presents a magical story featuring his ballet students from age 3 to pre-professional level. It is choreographed by Norman, Tatyana Mazur and Kaleigh Schock Tyton, and showcases professional dancer Meredith Harrill as the Sugar Plum Fairy. The beloved score is by Tchaikovsky (shown).