NFB takes center stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Fri. and Sat., Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m. for the 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker. As the only full-length version of this classic holiday fairytale in the area, NFB’s The Nutcracker features a cast of more than 140 performers, including international guest artists and over 100 local children. The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, led by NFB Music Director and Conductor David Ott, will provide musical accompaniment for all public performances. A VIP party will be held immediately following the performance on Nov. 18 exclusively for season subscribers, cast, staff and special guests. The Nutcracker is sponsored by Emerald Coast Magazine. NFB is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.