The Academy of Dance production of “The Children’s Nutcracker” will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Biddeford Performing Arts Center at Biddeford Middle School. This large-scare production will have more than 200 cast members. Shows will be at 11.30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.bit.ly/taodtix or 855 222 2849. The Academy of Dance is offering free tickets to retirement homes and other charitable organizations. For these tickets, call 283-1662.