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The Media City Ballet will be performing “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 7 p.m. today and Sunday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There will be a pre-show mini concert by the Taft High School Vocal Ensemble. Tickets range from $20 to $48, and group, student and senior discounts are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org or mediacityballet.org.
SkyPilot Theatre Company presents “Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Drive, Burbank. The play centers on an emotionally charged moral confrontation between a former political prisoner and the man she believes to have been her torturer. Performances at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 21. Tickets are $20. For reservations, call (323) 791-2320.