What is "The "Nutcracker"?
"The Nutcracker" is a timeless two-act ballet masterpiece created by P.I. Tchaikovsky, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story, "The "Nutcracker and the Mouse King.” It revolves around the Stahlbaum family’s Christmas Eve celebration and focuses on young Clara's magical adventure, from a cozy home to the wonderful Land of Sweets. Clara receives a nutcracker doll as a Christmas gift from her godfather, Drosselmeyer, and during the night, the nutcracker magically comes to life, and Clara's room transforms into a whimsical world of fantasy. "The nutcracker leads Clara on a journey through various adventures, including battles with the villainous Mouse King and his army.
What makes this version different from the original?
While the core narrative remains, the production team in charge of the show, Talmi Entertainment, introduces contemporary elements delivering a fresh perspective that keeps younger audiences captivated.
When and where can I see "Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet?”
This year, you can experience "The Nutcracker" in one of 100 shows across the United States. Check our listings for any specific shows in your area.
Are there any age restrictions for the show?
"Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet” is a family-friendly event that can be enjoyed by all ages.
How long is the play?
The play is two hours long, including one intermission.
Can I attend without knowing about ballet?
Absolutely, the story's magic and beauty transcends any knowledge you might have of ballet.
Will merch be sold at the venue?
Merch will be available in most shows of this tour and it may vary based on availability. Just make sure to check with your local venue.