The annual Christmas production of the Nutcracker will be returning to Sitka this holiday season, with a special theme of “Animal Kingdom.” Joseph D’Arienzo, Aitana Gluth, and Melinda McAdams join KCAW’s Erin Fulton to discuss what makes this year’s production unique. List below:

Performances will begin Friday evening at the Preforming Arts Center with showings through the weekend. Vaccine cards are not mandatory but masking will be enforced. Tickets will be available online or at the door. For more information visit the Sitka Fine Arts Camp website.