Yes, it's that time of year already -- Nutcracker season. And this Chicago ballet company is first at bat, dancing to namesake Robert Joffrey's version of Tchaikovsky's family classic, The Nutcracker, featuring charming Victorian scenery and costumes. The company performs with several area school choirs and the Opera House Orchestra for this Kennedy Center tradition. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Also Friday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Kennedy Center. Tickets are $45 to $150. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.