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Sophia Snider (right), of New Lenox, and Catherine Lobash (left), of Mokena, rehearse “English roses” during a dance practice to prepare for Ballet 5:8’s performance of “Beyond the Nutcracker” Dec. 15-16 at Lincoln-Way West. Amanda Villiger/22nd Century Media
Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor
11:57 am CST December 10, 2018

The sweet sound of Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” is a hallmark of the classic “Nutcracker” ballet that spans generations.

Featuring songs from the original ballet, Frankfort-based Ballet 5:8’s “Beyond the Nutcracker” will offer audience members a modern, spiritual take on the story.