When: Sun., Dec. 7, 1:30 & 3 p.m. 2014
Can't invest the time or cash to haul the kids to yet another full production of The Nutcracker this Christmas? We hear you; and apparently so does the Boise Public Library, which will host an interactive mini-performance of the Tchaikovsky classic. Members of the Ballet Idaho Academy Youth Ensemble will spend a few minutes talking about their technique before performing excerpts from The Nutcracker. The audience will also get to see some examples of how costumes and makeup bring the Sugar Plum Fairy to life, and dancers will be available to pose for photos. Two free 60-minute sessions will be offered.