The Classic Nutcracker

Wednesday, December 13, 2017Friday, December 15, 2017
10:00 am

The O'Shaughnessy

Saint Catherine's University

2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Ballet Minnesota

Student Matinees of Ballet Minnesota’s Annual Classic Nutcracker
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — 10am
Thursday, December 14, 2017 — 10:30am
Friday, December 15, 2017 — 10am

The story begins on Christmas Eve, where we join a young girl, Clara, her mischievous brother Fritz, and their family hosting a party. A latecomer to the party is Clara's mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. He presents her with a marvelous gift, a Nutcracker doll. As Clara goes to sleep that night, we are transported into a growing fantasy of the Rat King fighting the toy soldiers, The Nutcracker Prince escorting Clara through the enchanted snow-covered forest and on to his Kingdom of the Sweets where Clara accepts the throne from the Sugar Plum Fairy.

With a cast of over 130 dancers, including internationally renowned guest artists, this holiday favorite offers a magical experience with lively choreography, exquisitely designed costumes and brilliant story-telling through dance.

Target Age Range: recommended for ages 4 and up.

Cost per Child/Student: $5
Cost per Adult/Educator: $5

Reservations: complete the inquiry form at to request tickets

Sibling policy: Everyone in attendance must have a ticket, and parents are asked to use their best judgement as to whether or not their younger children will be disruptive to other audience members. Ballet Minnesota discourages attendance by children under the age of 4.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Ballet Minnesota respectfully requests only one adult per homeschool family.

For more information, contact Anna Betz, Community and School Groups Manager, at 651-222-7919 or balletmngrouptickets(at)


Evening and weekend performances
Friday, December 15, 2017 — 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 — 2pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017 — 7:30pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 — 2pm
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