TWO for the SHOW: Nutcracker performances 

Weekend’s Nutcracker performances go TOE to TOE

The Battle with the Rat King in Delta Festival Ballet's Nutcracker.
The Battle with the Rat King in Delta Festival Ballet's Nutcracker.

BALLET HYSELL

First New Orleans-based Nutcracker

Who: Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Ballet Hysell

What : Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

When : Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m.

Where : Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie

How much : adults $30, children $15, students (with ID) $20, seniors (65-plus) $27

Tickets and information: www.jpas.org or call (504) 885-2000.

DELTA FESTIVAL BALLET

Largest resident professional ballet company in state

Who: Delta Festival Ballet with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

What : Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

When : Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23 at 2 p.m.

Where : Dixon Hall, Tulane University

How much : $25-$60

Tickets and Information: http://www.deltafestivalballet.com/events/events.html or call (504) 888-0931.