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The world-famous Moscow ballet performs the Russian version of tchaikovsky’s holiday classic—no sugar plum fairies—for two days at the Hippodrome.

The Nutcracker. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore School for the Arts, MICA and the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric come together to present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s full-length holiday spectacle. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21 and 22, the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 685-5086,, $33-$63.

The Nutcracker (Tiny Tots/Prime Time). A special performance of the classic holiday ballet for young children. Music provided by Act II and dancers from Baltimore School for the Arts. 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Dec. 5 and 7, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., (410) 783-8000,

The Nutcracker. Don’t just see sugar plums dance in your head—see them dance onstage in the Maryland Regional Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Dec. 7-9, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, (301) 600-2828,, $11-25.

The Nutcracker. The Carroll County Dance Center performs the ballet for the 10th year, with guests from the Kirov Ballet in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. Dec. 15-16, Sunday, 2 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m., Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, (410) 795-3255,, $20.

The Nutcracker. The Baltimore County Youth Ballet stages their production at the Gordon Center. Dec. 15-16, Sundays, 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, (410) 356-7469,, $15.

The Nutcracker. The Ballet Theatre of Maryland stages several performances at the Maryland Creative Hall for the Arts. Dec. 8-16, Sundays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., Sundays, 4:30 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, (410) 263-5544,, $34.50-$45, seniors $28-$36, students $19.50-$25, age 10 and younger $15.50-$20.

The Nutcracker. The Moscow Ballet is in town with all new costumes and 40 dancers to perform the holiday ballet. Dec. 14-15, Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., (410) 837-7400,, $28-$175.

The Nutcracker. The Columbia Chamber Ballet brings all the classic characters, including the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, and more to the stage. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, (410) 465-7674,

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