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Enjoy The Nutcracker Suite by Nevada Ballet Theatre

Photo by Alicia Lee

The Nevada Ballet Theatre continues its annual holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Dec. 15-24.

Artistic Director James Canfield choreographed the production and featured music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The show brings the magical journey to life with over 100 dancers, including more than 50 students from NBT's affiliated Academy, along with a team of theater artists and technicians. Audiences will be dazzled by waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow in far-away exotic lands, along with toy soldiers, naughty rodents, brightly colored peacocks, and people of the world.

The production is based on the classic tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by ETA Hoffman. This Victorian-inspired version of the story brings beloved characters like Clara, the handsome prince, Drosselmeyer, Mother Ginger, and the Sugar Plum Fairy to life, enchanting audiences with these traditional characters.

The show includes unique Victorian-inspired scenery, props, and costumes, such as a life-sized dollhouse, a 30-foot Christmas tree, 15-foot grandfather clocks, and over 80 costumes.

The show schedule includes evening and matinee performances over the next two weeks, including Christmas Eve:


Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.


Tickets are available at various prices and can be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or visiting Also, follow Nevada Ballet Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


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