"Nutcrackers" elsewhere this week:
- UTAH REGIONAL BALLET opens its "Nutcracker," a part of the Brigham Young University Concert Series, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center in Provo. Subsequent performances will be on Dec. 15, 20, 21 and 22 at the same hour.Jacqueline Colledge is artistic director of a production that features more than 100 children. Leading roles will be danced by company members, including Emily Morrey, Angie Sumsion and Heather Colledge alternating as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This year's Claras are Polly Creer, Cami Smith and Summer Hansen. Joseph Woelfel, formerly of Ballet West, will dance the Cavalier, and Michael Onstad of Portland, Ore., will perform Drosselmeyer.
Tickets, available at the BYU music ticket office, 378-7444, are $7, or $6 for children and for BYU students with I.D.
- MOUNTAIN WEST BALLET, Mt. Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 400 East in Sandy, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10, 11, 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Children welcome; tickets $5, $4 children, at Sandy City Hall, or at the door as available.
- THE BALLET REPERTORY ENSEMBLE of the College of Eastern Utah gives its Christmas concert, including the second act of "The Nutcracker," Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 13-15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Geary Theatre in Price. The ensemble includes CEU students and members from the community, directed by Carolyn Gwyther. Also programmed is Ashton's "Les Patineurs." Tickets at $4 are available in advance at the CEU cashier's window, or at the door.
- CENTRAL UTAH BALLET, Vivian Kosan Bagnall artistic director, North Sanpete High School, Mt. Pleasant, Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets $4.