Visual splendor, a charming story, and brilliant classical dancing – it’s no wonder American Midwest Ballet’s version of the world’s favorite holiday ballet is a family tradition! Fresh, lively, and thoroughly entertaining, The Nutcracker highlights the versatility of AMB’s international cast of professional artists, backed by a polished ensemble of student dancers from across the metro area. The Nutcracker features lavish sets and more than 250 beautiful costumes. Saturday, November 19, at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, November 20*, at 2:00 pm at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center (1001 S 6th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501). *November 20 is a sensory-friendly performance, designed to increase accessibility for people on the autism spectrum.