Seven years ago The Washington Ballet's Septime Webre refashioned The Nutcracker to be a tribute to the nation's capital, starring George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker and England's King George III as the villainous Rat King, all against a backdrop of cherry blossoms and other D.C. scenes. Including over 350 dancers, it remains one of the most popular Nutcrackers to play our area. Today at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at 1 p.m. Playing through Dec. 26. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. Tickets are $43.20 to $106. Call 202-397.7328 or visit washingtonballet.org.