Kick off the holiday season with “The Nutcracker”

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NutcrackerCelebrate the start of the holiday season with the familiar characters from “The Nutcracker,” presented Nov. 9-18 by Hilton Head Dance Theatre.

The Tchaikovsky ballet follows a young girl who is given a magical nutcracker as a Christmas gift. She and the Nutcracker Prince battle the Mouse King before setting out to the Land of Sweets.

“The Nutcracker” takes the stage at the Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head Island High School. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $15 for children ages 18 and younger. For more information, call 843-842-3262 or go to