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CT Ballet's Nutcracker: Dec. 14-22

Connecticut Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is at the Palace Theatre, Stamford Center for the Arts, on Dec. 14 and 15 and Dec. 21 and 22. All performances are at 2 p.m. Julie Kent, Veronika Part, Jared Mathews and Alexandre Hammoudi, of American Ballet Theatre, will alternate in the lead roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier. A "meet-and-greet the stars" reception follows each performance. Tickets: 203-325-4466 or here. Find more Nutcracker performances here.Ben Gancsos