Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Orangeburg Civic Ballet's The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition in many cities throughout the world, and Orangeburg, South Carolina is no exception. The score of The Nutcracker is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and the ballet was first produced by the Russian Imperial Ballet in St. Petersburg in 1892. It is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Originally, the Junior Part-Time Players performed a version of The Nutcracker for audiences in the Orangeburg area, and in 1992, the fledgling Orangeburg City Ballet added dance to the production.