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Come see the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mouse King, and so much more!

Anchorage’s very own production of The Nutcracker, performed to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, is a holiday performance to delight the whole family! Don’t miss out on this beloved classic, complete with mischievous mice, swirling snow, and dancing flowers. Join Marie as her Nutcracker Prince escorts her on a magical journey through the enchanted Land of the Sweets!

Whether you are seeing the Nutcracker for the first time or again it is guaranteed to delight the whole family. A must see this winter! This fantastic production is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's story. This holiday season, create memories for years to come with the whole family at Anchorage Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

Friday, December 10th at 7:00pm

Saturday, December 11th at 11:00am & 3:00pm

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker story told by the Anchorage Ballet is based on Alexander Dumas’ revision of the original story  written by ETA Hoffmann.

ACT I

The Holiday Party

The Stahlbaums’ and their children, Marie, Franz, and Fritz, are hosting their annual Christmas Eve party at their home. Family and friends have come to decorate the Christmas Tree, as well as, enjoy the party. As the giant clock strikes 8:00, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, enters the Stahlbaum’s home. Drosselmeyer brought a special toy for one of the children, a wooden Nutcracker, that Marie was immediately taken by. After the party ends and Marie is sent to bed. She sneaks back to the Christmas tree to check on her beloved nutcracker. Suddenly the clock strikes midnight and mice begin to fill the room as the Christmas Tree grows to an enormous height. Marie finds herself in the midst of a battle between an army of soldiers, led by her now life-sized nutcracker, and the mice, led by the mouse king. In an effort to save her Nutcracker Prince, Marie pulls on the Mouse King’s Tale. The distraction leads the Nutcracker to victory.

The Land of the Snow

The Nutcracker Prince takes Marie on a journey through the Land of the Snow. The Land of the Snow is an enchanting forest full of magic and wonder. Once they arrive the Snow Queen and her dancing snowflakes welcome them. The Nutcracker Prince and Marie depart on a sleigh pulled by magical caribou.

 

ACT II

The Land of the Sweets

The Nutcracker Prince escorts Marie to the magical Land of the Sweets. Upon arriving at the gates, Marie and her Prince are greeted by angels and introduced to the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. The people of the Land of the Sweets entertain Marie and the Nutcracker Prince with a Spanish Dance, a Raven Dance, a Snow Dragon, a Trepek, Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles, a Dance of the Northern Lights, and a Waltz of Flowers. Before Marie and the Nutcracker Prince leave, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier perform a beautiful pas de deux. Marie and the Nutcracker Prince say good-bye to all of their new friends and Marie’s dream comes to an end. She wakes and finds herself by the Christmas tree with her beloved Nutcracker doll.

The Story of the Nutcracker