Upon hearing the first few lilting notes of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," the enchantment of Christmastime officially begins. 

The Christmas classic will once again be brought to life by Ballet Arkansas this season as "The Nutcracker Spectacular." Accompanied by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the state's largest holiday production will take the Robinson Center stage Dec. 13-15. 

Ballet Arkansas' annual production is a holiday tradition for many, featuring professional dancers alongside a community cast of more than 200 kids and adults from across the state.

"The Nutcracker" will take the stage for four performances Dec. 13-15: at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

To learn more and to get your tickets now, visit the Ballet Arkansas website. And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the festivities.

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