December 5-24, 2019

The Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker Highlights

Ignite Your Imagination!

If the images onstage remind you of a beloved children’s book, that’s not surprising. Alain Vaës is a noted author and illustrator, as well as the Scenic Designer for this production. The richness and vibrancy of the hues he’s chosen are hallmarks of what the native Frenchman calls a “classic” Nutcracker.

Alain’s attention to detail is legendary, even the candy canes, muffins, and cheery confections must be rendered precisely. Add in massive set-pieces like a grandfather clock, a Christmas tree that grows to thirty feet tall, and the unicorn-fronted hot air balloon which whisks characters on and off stage, and the show’s “aaahh” factor climbs several more notches.

Don’t miss The Nutcracker in Kansas City.

The Story Of The Nutcracker

Dr. Drosselmeier, a mysterious magician and creator of mechanical toys and clocks, puts the finishing touches on some magical dolls and a very special Nutcracker in his workshop on Christmas Eve.

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Family VIP Experience

NEW this year! For $184 per ticket, your family will enjoy Premium Center Mezzanine tickets with access to a private reception suite before the show and at intermission. Free wine, kids drinks, holiday treats, and hands-on activities. Costumed characters from the show will make a special VIP-only appearance at intermission!

Select performances only and limited seats.

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 23 at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 p.m.

To purchase online, look for Nutcracker Family VIP seats in the Mezzanine section only.

Take Home a Souvenir Photo

Guests can have their photo taken with one of the characters from The Nutcracker one hour before and immediately after each performance in the Brandmeyer Great Hall at the Kauffman Center. These photos start at $20.00 and benefit Kansas City Ballet School.

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