Celebrate 20 years of Seattleite Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, a shake up of E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic tale of the Nutcracker and Mouseking. This Mark Morris Dance Group production is at once a send up of the holiday dance classic and a tribute. Impeccably faithful to Tchaikovsky's original score, this hip and heartwarming work showcases beautiful music and dancing with glorious costumes and stylized sets inspired by the work of cartoonist and illustrator Charles Burns. If you enjoy a dash of spice along with your holiday cheer, you'll love The Hard Nut. Performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Seattle Symphony.