The Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 23rd annual Nutcracker Ballet at Russell Auditorium on Friday, December 13, and 14 at 7 pm and Sunday, December 15 at 2 pm. Over 240 dancers ages 3-adult present the holiday classic with guest artist Chad Jones as the Sugar Plum Cavalier, from Georgia Ballet in Atlanta. The award winning GC cheerleaders will delight as the energetic Russian dancers. GMC prep school 7th grader Kylah Chatman will portray the heroine, Clara. GC seniors Hannah Dobilas and Becky Bandy will portray the Sugar Plum Fairy and senior Meghan Linzey is the Snow Queen. Junior Abbey Reber is the Dew Drop Fairy and David Connel is the Prince. Tickets may be purchased at the door or on line at GCSUtickets.com.