When: Sat., Dec. 16, 4 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 17, 2 p.m. 2017
So many iterations of The Nutcracker! Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company and Dance Project St. Louis combine forces to present an interesting take on the ballet classic, The Endless Forest Nutcracker. Inspired by the Endless Forest, the massive multiplayer online game without either rules or speech that allows you to pretend you're a deer exploring the woods, this Nutcracker is set in a mountain cabin. Clara journeys to the Endless Forest in search of her long-lost sister, discovering an enchanted realm where several important lessons will be learned. The Endless Forest Nutcracker is performed at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (December 16 and 17) at Washington University's Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; www.edison.wustl.edu). Tickets are $15 to $40.