One of Minnesota's favorite Holiday Shows
Twin Cities Ballet performs its flagship traditional, full-length professional production of Denise Vogt's Nutcracker Ballet to full houses each year. A true Minnesotan experience, this festive dance show is one of the most popular holiday events in the Twin Cities region. What gives this a true local spin is the use of gorgeously painted backdrops denoting famous Twin City landmarks. See Clara and Drosselmeyer dance across Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, along with to the snow-covered banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, before the action takes to the Land of Sweets!
The story of The Nutcracker was originally written by E.T.A. Hoffmann however the beautiful score which accompanies this world-famous ballet was created by Tchaikovsky and received its debut over 100 years ago in 1892. An evening spent at a performance of this enchanting Holiday classic by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and sees Clara and Drosselmeyer dance across local landmarks across the Twin Cities, and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.