Your holiday dream begins with this sparkling treat, created by Allen Fields. At a party in her family’s elegant Manhattan townhouse a century ago, Clara receives a wooden nutcracker, who past midnight grows to life size to lead his toy soldiers against mice warriors. With Clara’s help, the Nutcracker triumphs and magically turns into a prince. Journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, led by the Ice Fairy, to wondrous places of enchantment. “Gorgeous” Central Park, where snowflakes whirl. Exotic lands of Asian, Arabian, Spanish, and Russian dancers. Mother Ginger with her winsome troupe of gingerbread children. The regal Sugar Plum Fairy. Beautiful flowers led by the Dew Drop Fairy.
The UMD Festival Orchestra plays live the much-loved Tchaikovsky score.
“…the most magical night of the year”—Duluth News Tribune
The creation of this production was made possible by major funding from
ICO—Inter City Oil
• Essentia Health
• The Depot Foundation
This project was also funded in part by:
Minnesota Power Foundation and individual patrons.
The “Manhattan” Nutcracker
Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, at 3 p.m.
DECC Symphony Hall
Student (age 13+)
Child (ages 3 – 12)
All Minnesota Ballet performances are accesible to those with disabilities.
Audience members with special accessibility needs are are asked to call the ballet office at (218)529-3742 so that we may personally accomodate you.