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The 2018 Nutcracker Performances in New Orleans

Nothing gets you ready for the Holidays like The Nutcracker. Here are you chances to see this beautiful production in New Orleans!


Ballet Louisiane
St. Martin’s Episcopal School, The Solomon Theater.
Nov. 30, 7:30 pm; Dec. 1, 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Purchase tickets here.
Lelia Haller Ballet Classique will present their company, Ballet Louisiane, in their 12th annual production of the holiday dance classic The Nutcracker.


The Nutcracker Suite
Tulane University, Dixon Hall.
Dec. 2, 3 pm and 6 pm. Purchase tickets here.
Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday adventure in a special, new one-hour production perfect for the entire family! This magical tale is uniquely brought to life by over 200 dancers ages 6-70+ of New Orleans Ballet Association’s tuition-free programs.


New Orleans School of Ballet
St. Rita Catholic School. Purchase tickets here.
Dec. 15, 2 pm; Dec.16, 2 pm.
Join for the brilliantly imagined New Orleans twist on Tchaikovsky’s treasured holiday classic! Not to be missed, join Clare Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they fight off the wretched King Nutria, journey through a Tropical Storm to Sugar Land where they meet the Sugar Cane Fairy, parade in a Mardi Gras strut, fly with Pelicans and more!


New Orleans Ballet Theatre
The Orpheum Theater. Purchase tickets here.
Dec. 15, 2 pm and 7 pm; Dec. 16, 2 pm; Dec. 22, 2 pm and 7 pm; Dec. 23, 2 pm.
New Orleans Ballet Theatre (NOBT) will present six performances of the classic Christmas tale, The Nutcracker. This year will mark the fourth year the company will collaborate with both the historic Orpheum Theater downtown and a local artist for the poster artwork. With its biggest cast to date, over 150 local children and professional dancers will be sharing the stage this December.


River Region Ballet
Destrehan High School. Purchase tickets here.
Dec. 15, 7:30 pm; Dec.16, 2 pm.
The River Region Ballet, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that has performed a full length Nutcracker in the river region since 1995, and in 1998 a Spring Concert was added to the ballet company’s season.


Delta Festival Ballet
Mahalia Jackson Theater. Purchase tickets here.
Dec. 22, 7 pm; Dec. 23, 2 pm.
Delta Festival Ballet brings magic to your holiday season with our 37th season of The Nutcracker at Mahalia Jackson Theater.  With the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and internationally acclaimed guest artists, Joseph Phillips and Katherine Barkman of Ballet Manila.


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
The Saenger Theater. Purchase tickets here.
Dec. 26, 3 pm and 7 pm.
Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls-Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. ‘Kids wide-eyed with delight’ says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America.

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