A holiday favorite comes to Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema! A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets — Little Cinema proudly presents The Nutcracker, with screenings from both the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and the Royal Ballet in London.

Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Bolshoi Ballet | Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich | Music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Ballet in Two Acts | Running time 135 minutes including one intermission
A masterpiece of classical dance, and a holiday favorite, this Nutcracker, with choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, the Bolshoi Ballet’s long-time legendary artistic director and choreographer, is a magical and romantic version of the score by Tchaikovsky. Grigorovich takes Hoffmann’s fantastic imagery and creates a world in which mice and soldiers go to battle, snowflakes flurry, and dolls come to life… The most talented dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet appear in this production including the enchanting and
exuberant Nina Kaptsova and Artem Ovcharenko.

Sunday, December 23, 2 p.m.
Royal Ballet | Choreography by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov | Music by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Ballet in two acts | 130 minutes including one intermission
This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life! Starring Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae.

All screenings: $14, members $12.50