Ballet Frontier, the performing wing of Ballet Center of Fort Worth, will get a leg up on Christmas, performing The Nutcracker twice on Saturday at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. Company director Chung-Lin Tseng, a former principal with Texas Ballet Theater, will dance the Cavalier at the matinee performance and will be joined by Lainey Logan, currently a TBT member, as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

big_ticket_1Logan will repeat the role in the evening performance. Her Cavalier then will be Paul Adams, another guest from TBT.

Tseng has revived the choreography of Roy Tobias for the second act: Kingdom of the Sweets. The entire show will be stage-lit by a noted light artist, Austinite Tony Tucci, who has done lighting work for Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Hong Kong Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet. — Leonard Eureka


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2pm and 7:30pm Sat at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $20-30. Call 817-423-9888.