BalletMet will present its annual production of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 9-24 at the Ohio Theatre, 39 E. State St. Seventeen performances are scheduled, with ticket prices ranging from $29 to $89. Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center, 39 E. State St., and ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000. Pickerington students of the BalletMet Academy who will perform include: (first row, from left) Camille Boggs, David Griffaton, Erin Miller; (second row) Elizabeth Hudelson, Paige Miller, Gillian Carr and Marie Dunlea.