There will be plenty of opportunities to see the Ballet Center at Manchester’s annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ this holiday season. They will be held at Long Trail School (LTS) in Dorset at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. (snowdate Sunday, December 16); at Flood Brook School in Londonderry at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 16 (snowdate Saturday, December 23); and at Burr and Burton Academy (BBA) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 20 (snowdate Friday, December 21.) The cast features children and adults are from the southern Vermont area, with direction by Marilyn Cavallari. This favorite holiday event is for children and adults alike, with music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. Reserved seats at LTS and BBA are $24 for adults, $14 for students and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are $20 for adults at Flood Brook School. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Irene Hunter Scholarship Endowment Fund. Tickets are available in advance at the Mountain Goat in Manchester (and at Flood Brook School for its performance) or by calling 802-379-0759; they will also be available at the door prior to each show.