It's a Wonderful Nutcracker
December 13-15 & 21-22, 2019


A Holiday Treasure to Share with Those You Love

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker blends the magic and wonder of a traditional Nutcracker with the heartwarming message from Frank Capra's 1940's film, It's a Wonderful Life, The result brings two of the world's most heralded holiday classics together in a clever way that is warm, funny and uniquely entertaining.

What’s different about our production?

Rather than a traditional Victorian-era setting, our story takes place in the 1940s and features sumptuous period sets, stylish costumes of the day, and a splash of Duke Ellington to complement Tchaikovsky's heralded musical score. Our international cast features a roster of glorious professional ballet artists and ballroom dancers.

Our aim was to create a nutcracker that would capture the attention of each and every audience member, from the very young to the young at heart, including any skeptical first-time ballet goers. The result is a character-driven tale with entertaining characters and situations not typically found in traditional nutcrackers. We even discovered a way for a mischievous, misguided Mouse King to experience a life-altering epiphany when he learns that love and connection are way more fun than greed and divisiveness!

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience that will brighten the holidays for you and your loved ones. You'll be swept away by the dancing, the laughter, and the splendor, and you may even find yourself moved to shed a tear as the curtain descends on the ballet's final touching moments.

December 13-15 & 21-22, 2019

Run time: 2 hours