It’s a holiday tradition that takes place each year with sugarplums dancing and flowers waltzing across the stage to tell the tale of a young girl and her Nutcracker prince.

Live performances of The Nutcracker will be staged at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 and 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance production stars a mix of student and professional performers dancing to Tchaikovsky’s score. The production is directed and choreographed by Alexander Glaz, ballet master for Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Student and professional cast members will have new choreography and costumes this year.

For tickets ($20-$25), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at