I’d originally intended to profile an HD broadcast from London of a Royal Ballet production of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at Galaxy Theatre today. But it ended up being cancelled.

Not to despair, though, especially if you’re a ballet fan. That’s because Dec. 17 and 18 Class Act Performing Arts Studio along with guests Coastal City Ballet are presenting a “child-friendly” production of Tchaikovsky’s famous Christmas-themed ballet The Nutcracker at Conexus Arts Centre. 

Wednesday, there’s one performance at 7:30 p.m., while on Thursday there’s shows at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $34.25-$48, and more information can be found on the Conexus website. To close, here’s a short excerpt from a 2010 Bolshoi Ballet production featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: