A ballerina in a tutu is suspended above the shoulders of a male dancer

Ballet Minnesota’s The Classic Nutcracker - December 16 to December 18

Ballet Minnesota’s thirty-fourth annual The Classic Nutcracker returns to the O’Shaughnessy! Come celebrate this annual family holiday tradition this December 16-18!

For novices to the ballet, this holiday story begins on Christmas Eve. We join a young girl, Clara, her mischievous brother, Fritz, and their family hosting a Christmas 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 her dream of the Rat King fighting the Nutcracker and his army of toy soldiers. The Nutcracker Prince escorts Clara through an enchanted snow-covered forest and on to his Kingdom of the Sweets where Clara accepts the throne from the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Enjoy the return of this classic holiday favorite!

Location Info

The O'Shaughnessy
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Contact Info

Ballet Minnesota

Box Office Info

Price: $5-45
Date: December 16, 2022  Time: 7:00 pm
Date: December 17, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm
Date: December 18, 2022  Time: 2:00 pm