Marching toy soldiers, waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score are quintessential hallmarks of the holidays. Celebrate the season with the Gelsey Kirkland Academy’s presentation of The Nutcracker, a holiday ballet for the whole family. Featuring dancers of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of young Marie, who receives a gift of a wooden nutcracker doll from her godfather at a Christmas Eve party. She finds the nutcracker ugly, but that night, she dreams that it comes to life. Together, they battle the wicked Mouse King and journey through an enchanted forest of snow, and Marie makes a surprising discovery: love.