Much of "The Nutcracker" features a dream sequence with lovely scenes including ethnic dancers and snowflakes. The joint production of The Charleston Ballet and the West Virginia Symphony takes place this weekend at the Clay Center.
The Charleston Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" with the West Virginia Symphony includes seven sets of sisters this year. From left are Sheena and Brigette Madden, Virginia Groce, Shanley O'Brien, Taylor Edwards, Mya and Ava Beasley, Jenna, Leana and Deema Kahwash, and Keona and Noelani Abdul-Alim. Not pictured are Virginia's sister Bonnie, Shanley's sister Siercia and Taylor's sister Karli.