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Habersham Theater turns ballet into play
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Most people associate “The Nutcracker” as the iconic Christmas ballet based on a story from E. T. A. Hoffmann and music from classical composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

However, Habersham Community Theater directors Tracy Marsengill and Alta Moseley plan to present a unique version of the story. They are putting the story behind the ballet into words and dance for their adaptation of “The Nutcracker.”

In the play, the Mouse King casts a spell on a young man and turns him into a nutcracker doll. The young man’s uncle, a magician, gives the doll to a young girl, Clara, on Christmas Eve. He also gives her the power to undo the wicked spell and return the doll to human state.

To see the outcome featuring dancing and acting, head to the theater for performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 or 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11. The theater is at 1370 Washington St. in Clarkesville.

Tickets may be ordered by visiting or calling 706-839-1315.