A captured-live (same day) high definition broadcast of “The Nutcracker,” performed by the Bolshoi Ballet, will be presented Sunday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and together their wonderful adventure begins. “The Nutcracker” ballet invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage this December for a live broadcast. The internationally renowned classical ballet company is based at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 1776, it is among the world's oldest ballet companies.

“The Nutcracker” will run two hours and 20 minutes. Tickets are $15, $10 for students younger than 19; and college students with ID. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.