November 21-23: Hilton Head Dance Theatre kicks off the Island’s Holiday season with its annual production of “The Nutcracker.” With a storyline based on a tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, and with the instantly recognizable music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky, “The Nutcracker” is synonymous with the holidays. Hilton Head High School Seahawk Performing Arts Center, 70 Wilborn Rd. Price, $15-$25. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. hiltonheaddance.com or information (843) 842-3262.