Northwest Performing Arts Alliance and Riverside Performing Arts presents "A Tale of the Nutcracker!". This retro 1950’s themed production is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and is directed by RPA’s Dance Director Josh Murry-Hawkins. Join us at a party on Christmas Eve at the Williams residence where Clara eagerly awaits the arrival of her favorite aunt Debra Meiers who is bringing a new line of toys from Meier and Frank for the children, including a Nutcracker… What magic will occur as Clara dreams of human sized mice, enchanted soldiers, snow fairies, and a land of dancing sweets? Blending acrobatics, classical ballet, jazz, tap, and more with music by Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington this production brings something for everyone!