We are on the cusp of December, which makes it the perfect time for The Nutcracker. And what a Nutcracker to start us off this holiday season: The Moscow Ballet presents a lavish production of the dreamy holiday ballet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Fox Theater (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). A young girl falls asleep after a visit from old family friend Herr Drosselmeyer and enters a fairy tale world of dancing dolls and an evil Mouse King. Her protector is her toy soldier nutcracker, who comes to life in the form of a handsome prince. The Great Russian Nutcracker has sumptuous costumes, magical props and an incredible Christmas tree that grows right before your eyes. Tickets are $31 to $125.