OPUS Performing Arts is proud to present The Nutcracker in collaboration with Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) on December 18-19. Audiences will enjoy this classic winter ballet with a unique theatrical twist. The Nutcracker features OPUS’ younger ballet students as cupcakes, peppermints, gingersnaps and other denizens of the Kingdom of Sweets, as well as their advanced dancers in the classic roles of Nutcracker Prince, Peacock and the Sugar Plum Fairy. BAAY performers ages 8-16 will be showcased as the infamous rat army and manipulators of large scale puppets. This exciting performance will include many new surprises in addition to the wonderful choreography, costumes, and sets from last year’s premier. It is guaranteed to delight viewers of all ages!