Once again this holiday season, the Evansville Ballet Theatre presents Tchaikovsky's timeless ballet The Nutcracker. And this year's show features a very special cameo appearance. After several years away from the stage, Don Mattingly makes his triumphant return to the role he was born to play...Mother Ginger! You won't want to miss seeing one of Evansville's favorite sons in drag!

Don is a great sport about it and has a lot of fun with the part, and you'll have a blast too! In addition to Mr. Mattingly the show includes professional guest dancers along with local ballet students. And the music is provided by our own Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra!

There are two big shows this weekend at the Victory Theatre. Saturday, December 15th at 7pm and Sunday, December 16th at 2pm. Tickets are available at evansvillephilharmonic.org.

Perhaps you're like me and not instantly familiar with the Mother Ginger character. Here's a little clip to give you an idea of what to expect from Donnie Baseball.