Presented by Plano-based Chamberlain Performing Arts, the ballet tells the story of Clara, her beloved nutcracker and the adventure that begins when the clock strikes midnight. The performance features New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Tyler Angel. 7 p.m. (Fri.), 2 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.). $15-$100 (depending on seat). Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 214-412-8589. www.chamberlainperformaingarts.org/season/nutcracker
Small Business Saturday
This daylong event will take place across Plano to promote the idea of supporting local retailers and keeping holiday spending in the community. Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express in 2010, and last year the event generated $16.2 billion dollars in retail sales. Here are some Downtown Plano business participating in Small Business Saturday.
‘The Sleeping Beauty’
Theatre Britain presents the tale of a beautiful princess who falls asleep for 100 years. The story is a traditional British panto, or a fairytale told in the style of theater. The company encourages attendees to cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters onstage. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.), 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Sat.), 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m (Sun.). $11 (attendees age 14 and younger), $16 (students and seniors), $21 (adults). Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Ave., Plano. 972-490-4202. www.theatre-britain.com