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The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation’s production of Willam Christensen’s

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

Opera House

Be swept away in a flurry of holiday magic as Ballet West presents America’s first and longest-running Nutcracker! The Intermountain West’s preeminent company returns with one of the most visually striking productions of this seasonal family favorite. 

Nov. 22 - 26, 2023

Production Information

  • Genre

    Dance

  • Price Range

    $49.00 – $219.00

  • Runtime

    109 mins (1 hr, 49 min)

  • Live Music By

    ݮƵѰapp Opera House Orchestra

  • Presenting Sponsor

    Bank of America

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Dancer holds Nutcracker doll up in a ballet pose.

Photo by Beau Pearson.

Program

Be swept away in a flurry of holiday magic as Ballet West presents America’s first and longest-running Nutcracker! An American pioneer in the world of dance, the Intermountain West’s preeminent company returns with one of the most visually striking productions of this seasonal family favorite.

Enter Clara’s dream world for the first (or hundredth!) time with this whimsical tale of a prince and evil Mouse King, dancing snowflakes and magic sleighs, and the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy. Grand sets and fantastical costumes alongside Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s cherished score and Willam Christensen’s dazzling choreography combine for a glittering visual spectacle packed with humor and holiday joy. Ballet West’s abundant energy and masterful execution pave the way for a mesmerizing, larger-than-life production that will renew your belief in magic and childhood dreams.


Ballet West will also join our 10,000 Dreams: A Celebration of Asian Choreography festival in 2024!

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“The most creative, intelligent, and magical production of The Nutcracker I have ever seen.”

The Ballet Herald

A Super Story of Super Kids - The Supernumeraries of the Nutcracker Ballet at ݮƵѰapp

Go Behind the Scenes

Each year, hundreds of children audition to be “supernumeraries” -- the soldiers, mice, party guests, and other characters in the beloved Nutcracker ballet. Journey with them from auditions through rehearsals to their performance on the grand Opera House stage.

A Super Story of Super Kids - The Supernumeraries of the Nutcracker Ballet at ݮƵѰapp

Go Behind the Scenes

Each year, hundreds of children audition to be “supernumeraries” -- the soldiers, mice, party guests, and other characters in the beloved Nutcracker ballet. Journey with them from auditions through rehearsals to their performance on the grand Opera House stage.

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