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A contemporary, and funny, ‘Nutcracker’ in Newburyport

This Paula Mingollelli painting is in “Winter Lights 6,” a show and sale of local artwork.
This Paula Mingollelli painting is in “Winter Lights 6,” a show and sale of local artwork.

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Joppa Dance Company puts a twist on “The Nutcracker” with its production “The Nutbuster” at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport Friday through Sunday.

The show, a local favorite, adds regional themes and humor to the tale of a nutcracker doll that comes to life.

As part of its 82nd season, Chorus North Shore presents holiday concerts Saturday and next Sunday

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