American Repertory Ballet presents the annual return of The Nutcracker this holiday season. The lush Victorian-era production features Tchaikovsky's magnificent score, performed with a live orchestra, and a cast of over 100 performers. Director Douglas Martin's Nutcracker choreography is "a marvel of deliberate grace…filled with bounding energy," (Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger). American Repertory Ballet's critically acclaimed dancers will be joined by students from Princeton Ballet School to tell the classic tale of a girl's magical holiday journey. This year, the company unveils some exciting new sets on which to feast your imagination.