Clara and her … prince?

Northern California Ballet presents its 10th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Young Clara (Melissa Britz, pictured) doesn’t realize that she will soon meet her handsome prince through a magically transformed nutcracker. This holiday classic will spark the imaginations of young and old alike with its memorable music and timeless story! Performances: 7:15 p.m., Dec. 14 and 15; matinees at 2:15 p.m., Dec. 15 and 16. Tickets: $15 reserved seating; $12 general/adults; $10 seniors/students; $6 children under 12. Happens at Paradise Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Rd., Paradise. Information: (530) 877-3140.