American Ballet Theatre performed Alexei Ratmansky’s magical, 5-year-old version of this holiday classic at Segerstrom Hall Dec. 10 through the 20th. It was the first of what are expected to be annual presentations. A traditional production, this “Nutcracker” featured more than 50 local children, including 35 from the recently opened ABT William J. Gillespie School at the Segerstrom Center. Freelance photographer Michael Khoury was there on opening night, when Gillian Murphy, as the Princess, and Marcelo Gomes, as the Prince, and the rest of the cast enchanted audience members. We are so pleased to offer you Khoury’s fabulous images. Enjoy!