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Texas Ballet Theater's Brett Young as Edward Scissorhands in "The Nutty Nutcracker." Photo by Steven Visneau, Courtesy Texas Ballet Theater.

On December 15, Texas Ballet Theater will set aside its familiar Nutcracker costumes, variations and sets for their one-night-only performance of The Nutty Nutcracker. A satirical take on the classic story, The Nutty Nutcracker combines the most riotous in current pop culture and politics with Tchaikovsky's well-worn refrains.

TBT dancers portray Elsa and Olaf in the snow scene of the Nutty Nut in 2015. Photo by Ellen Appel, Courtesy TBT.

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Lewis in The Nutcracker. Photo by Jennifer Zmuda, Courtesy BalletMet.

Sometimes dancers--and audiences--need to let loose and have a laugh, even at the ballet. That's just what's happening on Dec. 27, when BalletMet Columbus wraps up its traditional Nutcracker run and puts on its one-night only Nutty Nutcracker. The comical twist on the holiday classic will incorporate more than a few surprises. For Pointe's bi-weekly newsletter, we spoke with company member Samantha Lewis, who dances as a snowflake and a flower, about what's in store.

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