Young Prairie Village dancers prepping for ‘Mystery of Christmas’

Prairie Village’s Molly McAuliffe in rehearsals for ‘Mystery of Christmas,’ which will be performed in Westwood.

When Liz Dimmel’s “Mystery of Christmas” hits the stage for the 15th time this year, two young Prairie Village dancers will be helping bring the artistic director’s vision to life.

The ballet combines the music of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite with the Christmas story.

This year, Prairie Village’s Olivia and Molly McAuliffe will join a cast that, since the production began in 1997, has included performers from across the United States, and even Belize, South Africa and Malaysia.

The production will be staged at the YouthFront Theater in Westwood, 4715 Rainbow Blvd. Performances will run Thursday, Nov. 29-Saturday, Dec. 1.