GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — After the pandemic forced the typically-annual production to a halt, Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet is set to return to Grand Junction this holiday season. The ballet company is also bringing its ‘Dance with Us’ program back to the Valley, allowing children ages 6 to 17 to audition to perform with them.

Dance Works studio held auditions for the production on Wednesday and rehearsals began today.

The final production is slated for December 13 at 7 p.m. in the Avalon Theater. Tickets start at $30 and can be bought through Ticketmaster.