You can feign indifference all you want, Ebenezer. Nobody's going to believe you. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know—18 different productions of The Nutcracker Ballet roll through town every Christmas season. You moan and you groan about how all those sugar plums give you a stomach ache, but we're not fooled. You love The Nutcracker as if it were a sack of gold coins. You hum Tchaikovsky's tunes in your sleep every night from Thanksgiving through the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve.
Don't worry. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Despite all appearances to the contrary, you're only human.
One of our state's biggest Nutcracker productions always comes courtesy of the New Mexico Ballet Company with music provided by the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. This year is no different. The NMBC/NMSO production of this timeless holiday classic comes to UNM's Popejoy Hall starting this weekend, with 2 p.m. matinee showings on Friday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 28, and 7 p.m. evening performances Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, Nov. 30. $22 to $29 general, $10 to $22 kids.
Come on, you old humbug. Order tickets by calling 925-5858 or logging on to www.unmtickets.com.