The Nutcracker Ballet

December 13-15, 2019, Topeka Performing Arts Center
Can you hear that? The grandfather clock is chiming, guests are arriving and Clara and Fritz are eagerly awaiting the party to begin.
Can you see that? The magical Godfather Drosselmeyer and his enchanted gifts for the children, including a handsome Nutcracker for Clara.
Can you feel that? The rhythmic beat of the toy soldiers marching and the scampering of an army of mice as Clara's dream comes to life.
Can you smell that? The smoke of the canons dissipates as Clara and the Nutcracker escape in victory to the pristine snow and ice.
Can you taste that? The swirling of flavors in the Land of Sweets: the sugared plums, the mint of candy canes, the rich chocolates of Spain.
Discover your senses as you explore with Clara and her Prince during Topeka’s Favorite Holiday Tradition.

For over 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 will be available through TPAC Box Office, cast members, or at our host studio, Barbara's Conservatory of Dance. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, but we have been made aware of multiple issues and inconsistencies with Ticketmaster's website that are beyond our control. We are working with Ticketmaster to try to remedy the situation but highly encourage everyone to purchase tickets at our studio through this weekend or at the TPAC Box Office through performance weekend.

Want to avoid extra fees? Purchase tickets at Barbara's Conservatory of Dance (4300 SW Huntoon) November 27th-29th between the hours of 5-8pm or Saturday, December 1st from 10am-5pm or Sunday, December 2nd from 1-6pm. Some tickets purchased at the studio this weekend may not be immediately available, but will available for pick up at a will call table (our flower sales table) for your convenience.

Ticket prices for the 2019-20 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) (family packs are only available at Barbara's Conservatory of Dance).

 Please note TIMES for 2019: matinees begin at 1:30pm and evening performances begin at 7:30pm.

Sugar Plum Party
Join us for one of our favorite traditions, the Sugar Plum Party! Following our 1:30 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 13 (morning) Benefit Performance for area 4th grade classes, retirement homes, and other local non-profit agencies Cast A

Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM Cast A

Saturday, December 14 at 1:30 PM Cast A, performance followed by the Sugar Plum Party

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 PM Cast B

Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 PM Cast B, performance followed by the Sugar Plum Party

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