The Nutcracker Ballet

December 9-11, 2022 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. Please anticipate purchasing tickets to the specific performance you wish to see this year.

Ticket prices  for the 2022-23 season are $22 for adults, $20 for adults 55 and older, $14 for children & youth (under 18), or $60 for a family pack of 4 tickets (2 adults, 2 students). 

Performance Dates
Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm       
Saturday, December 10 at 1:30pm 
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm   
Sunday, December 11 at 1:30pm     
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