Fun fact: If a toy soldier can be a nutcracker, you can make almost anything into a nutcracker. A Santa Claus sculpture? Sure. A Darth Vader action figure? Of course. Heck, even your shoe can be a nutcracker, if you're hungry and you don't want to get too technical. But at this time of year, there is only one nutcracker that counts, and that's the staged ballet with the memorable Tchaikovsky score. Moscow Ballet answers the call, bringing the Great Russian Nutcracker to the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com) for your viewing pleasure. Magical sets, talented dancers and even puppets help tell the beloved, dreamy story, transporting the audience along with Masha on her journey through the "Land of Peace and Harmony," where all humans and animals live sweetly together. This enchanting holiday cheer takes the stage at 7 p.m. tonight; tickets cost $31 to $125.