Dance: Preparing for the wind-down of 'The Nutcracker season

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Ballet West's 'Nutcracker'

Ballet West continues its run of "The Nutcracker," with Sugar Plum parties after matinee shows today and Dec. 26, 28-29. The parties cost $5 opportunity to meet company dancers on-stage after matinee performances. (For an additional $2, your young ballet dancer can receive a photograph with the Sugar Plum Fairy.)

When • Today, 2 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 24, noon; Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2 and 7 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 27-29, 7 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $23-$79; at 801-355-ARTS or

More • See Tribune dance critic Kathy Adams' review at