When Marie’s gift from her Godfather Drosselmeier on Christmas Eve gets broken, she tries to find and fix the Nutcracker. Instead he comes alive and a story-within-the-story begins. Become a part of the Nutcracker tale and see if everyone gets to live happily every after in the play The Story of the Nutcracker at Miners Alley with performances every Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from November 25 through December 23. During this production designed for children (ages 12 and younger), the audience becomes part of the story. Tickets are $10 and available online or by calling 303-935-3044. 1224 Washington Ave., Golden.