Lione Clare and Wayne Young have feature roles in the 2013 Nutcracker. (KCAW photo/Melissa Marconi-Wentzel)

Lione Clare and Wayne Young have feature roles in the 2013 Nutcracker. (KCAW photo/Melissa Marconi-Wentzel)

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Nutcracker director Melinda McAdams, and dancers Lione Clare and Wayne Young, talk about this year’s performance (7 PM Fri Dec 6, 2 PM and 7 PM Sat Dec 7, 3 PM Sun Dec 8, Sitka Performing Arts Center, tickets $25/20 at Old Harbor Books). Sitka’s performance has been notable for its use of Alaskan characters in the past, but this time will travel ’round the world.