It’s the holiday favorite, sparkling with Robert Gardner’s Uncle Drosselmeierand Mother Ginger, classic roles he has delightfully filled for the Minnesota Balletfor 25 years. And there’s so much more in this Allen Fields’ production. Thefestive party in a Manhattan townhouse. The fierce battle between theNutcracker and soldiers against the Mouse King and his minions. Shimmerysnowflakes waltzing in white-capped Central Park. A journey to exotic landsof beautiful dance presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy and capped bylovely waltzing flowers, all to the beloved Tchaikovsky music played by our Minnesota Ballet Orchestra.