The Christmas Chocolate Nutcracker is an adaptation of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The show gives a Black perspective to the age-old tale that has been a holiday tradition for many years. Sponsored by Ashanti Cultural Arts and the Friends of AARLCC, the show features African dancers and drummers plus Indian, Chinese, classical, carnival stilt walkers, and modern dancers in a holiday show for the entire family. The Kwanzaa story will be presented with a musical score that ranges from classical to jazz conducted by Ashanti’s founder, Miss Linda Houston Jones.