Sugarplums come to life on Sunday, Dec.17, when Wilton Dance Studio presents a full-scale production of The Nutcracker. There will be two performances \u2014 \u00a01 and 4:30 \u2014 at the Clune Center for the Performing Arts, 395 Danbury Road. It will be the studio\u2019s 20th anniversary presenting the beloved ballet. Fifty-three dancers from Wilton will be among the more than 80 students and adults from seven area towns in the production. Wilton High School junior Dilshad Dinshaw will dance the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy this year. \u201cI look forward to it every year,\u201d she said in a press release. \u201cA special part of the Nutcracker for me has been maturing and learning new roles. As a younger dancer, you watch the older girls and then you get to play those parts!\u201d \u201cWe are delighted to bring this show to life every year, and it\u2019s extra special this year to celebrate our 20th anniversary of the performance,\u201d said Brenda Froelich, the studio\u2019s owner and creative director. Every year, she brings new elements to the show, from costumes to choreography. This 20th anniversary year, a key element is sparkle. \u201cThis year we\u2019ve hand applied thousands of Swarovski rhinestones to dresses and necklaces, to make them stand out even more in the stage lights,\u201d she said. She\u2019s also increased the level of challenge for dancers by adding new choreography to the infamous battle scene between the Nutcracker and the Rat King. \u201cWe even imported giant mice masks from the UK!,\u201d said Froehlich. This performance is intended to appeal to audiences of all ages, with a length manageable for young children, who are encouraged to attend. The ballet follows the traditional story of Clara and her Nutcracker prince with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Professional sets and elegant costumes complete the high-quality production. To purchase tickets, call 203-544-9007 and leave a message or order at wiltondance.com, click on \u201cNutcracker Performances\u201d download and print the ticket order form. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the show.