Every holiday season, The Nutcracker: A Tale from the Bayou is the highly anticipated holiday performance. The classic Christmas tale is transformed into a Louisiana vision only a native could image! The play showcases ballet at its finest, amazing costumes, enchanting displays and an unforgettable performance by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.

This year the performances will be held on December 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts located at 275 S River Rd. in downtown Baton Rouge.

Clara has a visit from her parrain (French for godfather) on the bayou, when he tells her a story about an enchanting nutcracker. As the classic tale goes, that night Clara dreams of this magical nutcracker but with details only a true Louisianian could envision The ballet features sets inspired by historical landmarks, such as Nottoway Plantation, Oak Ally Plantation and Louisiana's Old State Capitol. Join Clara on her wondrous journey to the "Land of Snow," "Kingdom of Sweets" and many more destinations that will wow the audience.

Tickets range from $25-45 depending on seating. To view the seating chart and purchase tickets, click here.

See you there!

Posted by: Julie Thomas, Visit Baton Rouge

Julie is the new Communication Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. Before relocating to Baton Rouge, Julie lived in Haughton, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport where she graduated in May 2014 with a degree in public relations. She now attends LSU as a graduate student at the Manship School of Mass Communications. She loves reading, watching Law and Order, playing with her dog, traveling and exploring the amazing city of Baton Rouge. You can follow her on Instagram or on her personal blog.