Ballet Workshop’s “The Nutcracker” returns as the annual family event of the holidays! Featuring over 150 local ballet students, theatre performers, and guest dance artists from The Oregon Ballet Theatre. This “Nutcracker’s” all-original staging is set in the great depression of Clallam County in 1895. Get ready to follow the adventure of young Marie and her brother, Frank, who are given a magical gift of a Nutcracker by their wealthy godfather, business tycoon Gregers M. Lauridsen, at their family’s Christmas Eve barn dance. Set to Tchaikovsky’s traditional Nutcracker score, this home-grown production will capture your heart as it pays tribute to the rich history of life on the Olympic Peninsula at the turn of the Civil War era. Highly praised by Port Angeles critics and audiences for its comedic delight, locally crafted costumes, and beautifully hand-painted backdrops of the Olympic Mountains, this is a holiday evening you will want to enjoy with your entire family, young and old, for years to come.