I know, it’s probably still too early for many of you to give a thought to the weekend. You still have turkey to think about. But a little planning ahead can save you some bucks — and nab you some decent seats — at this weekend’s performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Saroyan Theatre. Ballet co-sponsor Fresno Grand Opera — whose musicians are providing live accompaniment for the event for the first time in years — is holding a “Black Friday” sale through Friday offering 25% off listed ticket prices.
The production, which features 30 professional members of the Sacramento Ballet and more than 100 local dancers, will be performed 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. I have a story in Thursday’s Life section about the live-music angle for this year’s show, so be sure and check it out.