Fusion presents new take on old classic

The Fusion School of Dance, Music and Acting presents Live Your Dreams — A Modern Nutcracker, Dec. 11 to 13 and 18 to 20. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m.

Original arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s score and all original choreography bring a new approach to a yearly classic. You’ll recognize the characters, you’ll catch the familiar melodies, but the rest is completely fresh and captivating, featuring hip hop, jazz, dialog and lyrics … this is not your little niece’s Nutcracker.

A dance crew of toy soldiers and sugar plum fairies that break into a hip hop groove, Russian cheerleaders bustin’ a rhyme, reggaeton flutes, bebop jazz snowflakes and more. This is a Nutcracker Suite like none other.

Tickets are $12, or pre-ordered for $10.

Call 424–8836 for more information.

The Fusion School of Dance, Music and Acting is located at 1931 Olney Ave.