Mid Ohio Valley Ballet Company is presenting its annual performance of the beloved holiday classic the "Nutcracker" at Marietta High School Auditorium on Friday, Dec. 8 at Blennerhassett School Auditorium at 7 p.m.

The Christmas classic will delight and entertain adults and children alike as it fills the audiences with the Christmas spirit and reminds them of those few brief days that transform the world into a happier, peaceful place. 

Tickets are available at the MOVB Offices, 1311 Ann St., Parkersburg. Box office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Seats are reserved and are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 16.

Tickets can be purchased in advance with Visa/Mastercard or Discover credit cards by calling the Ballet Company Offices at 304-422-5538. Tickets will also be available at the door the evening of both shows. More information about MOVB can be obtained by visiting their web site at movballet.com.