The Nutcracker Ballet

December 9-11, 2016, Topeka Performing Arts Center

For forty years, Ballet Midwest has been entertaining audiences with the magical Nutcracker Ballet set to the unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky. Join Clara at a Christmas Eve party where she receives a gift that will soon take her on a fantastic journey. Feel the joy of a Christmas Eve party, marvel at the special effects and excitement as the Nutcracker battles the Mouse King, watch as the snow falls gently in the forest and marvel as the dancers entertain you in the Kingdom of Enchantment. You don't want to miss this Topeka holiday tradition!

Tickets available now through Ticketmaster, through cast members, or at our host studio, Barbara's Conservatory of Dance. Tickets are available anytime the studio is open, however for the best and easiest service, plan to visit us between 1:30-5:30pm on Saturdays & Sundays through December 4th (with the exception of November 26th and 27th, as the studio will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving holiday). 

Ticket prices for the 2016-17 season are $20 for adults, $16 for adults 55 and older, $12 for children/youth (under 18), or $55 for a family pack of 4 tickets (2 adults, 2 students).  

40th Anniversary Dinner
Join us in celebration on Friday, December 9th at 6pm in Hills Festival Hall at TPAC for a dinner celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Ballet Midwest. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (12 years old and under).
We will enjoy a buffet style dinner with herb roasted chicken and tortilla crusted tilapia with sides of macaroni and cheese, scalloped corn, green beans and a roll and butter. Iced tea and water will be served and TPAC will have a cash bar available.
At 7pm, enjoy a brief program followed by a champagne toast at 7:15pm. Enjoy a sweet from the Sweets table, but join us again for a cake reception following the Nutcracker performance.
Please RSVP your name and number attending by November 30th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can mail a check payable to Ballet Midwest with "Nutcracker dinner" in the memo to our host studio, Barbara's Conservatory of Dance - 4300 SW Huntoon,  Topeka, KS 66604. 

Sugar Plum Party
Join us for one of our favorite traditions, the Sugar Plum Party! Following our 2:00 matinee shows, be sure to make your way to the lobby where you will enjoy cookies and the chance to meet the lead dancers.

Performance Dates
Friday, December 9 (morning) Benefit Performance for area 4th grade classes, retirement homes, and other local non-profit agencies Cast A

Friday, December 9 at 8:00 PM Cast A

Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 PM Cast A, performance followed by the Sugar Plum Party

Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM Cast B

Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 PM Cast B, performance followed by the Sugar Plum Party