Coastal Carolina University Department of Cultural Arts presents Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre’s production of the Nutcracker, set to the classic music of Peter Tchaikovsky, December 8 – 16. Artistic directors Liza Mata and Karen Mata tell the magical story of Clara, a young girl who is given a magical Nutcracker Doll on Christmas Eve by her eccentric uncle and godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. Clara and her transformed Nutcracker Prince battle the frightful Mouse King before embarking on a journey through the Land of the Snow. This event will be presented in Wheelwright Auditorium on Coastal Carolina University’s main campus. Tickets $10 – $30.