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The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier dance a scene from “The Nutcracker Ballet,” which comes to the Sheldon Theatre stage on Dec. 21.

'Nutcracker' carries on holiday tradition


By Ruth Nerhaugen, contributor

Local audiences aren’t the only ones who treasure the annual holiday performance of “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Sheldon Theatre.

A Red Wing visit has become a fond tradition for the dancers, too.

“We have been ending our ‘Nutcracker’ season at the Sheldon” for at least 15 years, said Genevieve Spooner, assistant director for the Continental Ballet Company production.

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