Security beefed up ahead of "Nutcracker" ballet
BATON ROUGE - If you plan to attend a Baton Rouge Christmas tradition Saturday night, you will likely need to leave a little earlier this year.
Heightened security measures will be in place at the River Center for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker - A Tale from the Bayou". The changes have been in place since the terrorist attack took place in Paris on November 13th, when the United States raised its terror alert level.
Security at the River Center will now search bags at the door. The screening is expected to slow the flow of people getting to their seats.
There will also be some traffic changes from a year ago. St. Louis St. is now a two-way. Show organizers suggest getting off of the interstate at Convention St. and reaching St. Louis by way of North Blvd.
Tickets to the four showings of "The Nutcracker" are still on sale. You can buy them on TicketMaster or at the River Center Box Office an hour before showtime.