The Royal City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker comes to Abbotsford this Sunday. (File photo)

The Royal City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker comes to Abbotsford this Sunday. (File photo)

The Nutcracker ballet comes to Abbotsford

Two performances scheduled of holiday favourite

The Royal City Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker comes to Abbotsford for two performances this weekend.

The ballet takes place Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way.

The full-length production features a cast of more than 100 dancers, under the artistic direction of Dolores Kirkwood.

Performing to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s music, the ballet has sets designed by Jan Claude Olivier and costumes by Chris Sinosich.

There are magical soldiers, mice, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a growing Christmas tree, along with snowflakes, Snow King and Queen, Waltz of the Flowers, Arabian, Spanish and other favourites.

Tickets are $33 for adults, $23 for seniors and $20 for students. They are available online at theactmapleridge.org or by calling 604-476-2787.