The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the direction of Jennifer Beasley, will present their annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” December 7and 8 at the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center. Guest artists Dana Benton, Adam Still, and Jon Drake will dance the leading roles. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. December 7 and 8. The “Nutcracker Sweet” tea parties will follow the matinee performances at 4 p.m. This year’s tea party includes a candy buffet, savory appetizers and pastas, decorations, and an opportunity to meet the characters from the ballet. Shown are performers (from left, back) Haley Speights, Amber Lincoln, Grace Post, Meghan McClaskey, Claire Humphreys, Maggie Holmes; (middle row) Kathryn Scoggins, Paige Westover, Mary Kate Shearer, Caroline Jones, Victoria Jackson; (front) Bailey Wood, Taylor Binkley, Meagan Matthews.
Metropolitan ballet to present Nutcracker