Holiday Classics: The Nutcracker Ballet


Nothing says holiday season like The Nutcracker Ballet.  The instant you hear just a few keys of the famous Nutcracker Suite you are instantly transported to a wintery wonderland full of whimsical fantasy.

The two-act ballet and the famous score by Tchaikovsky is based on the story written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816 which follows a girl named Clara who is given a wooden nutcracker toy on Christmas. At midnight, the nutcracker comes to life in the form of a prince and leads Clara to a candy wonderland ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy.


Each year the Nevada Ballet Theatre performs this fantastical production accompanied by a live orchestra featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.With it’s spell-binding music, enchanting costumes, wondrous sets and magical dancing the Nutcracker takes you to a dreamworld where anything is possible, especially at Christmas -time.

In honor of the ballet, I put together a few Nutcracker inspired pieces you might want to add to your Christmas Wish-List:


Erika Cavallini Ebony Pleated Hem Peacoat

Nonna cut-out glitter lace heeels

Ted Baker BRISHA Embellished Cut-out dress

Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Clutch

Essie Ballet Slippers Nail Polish

Nutcracker Charm Bracelet

Clinique “The Nutcracker Act I” Limited Edition Compact 


The Nevada Ballet Theatre Performances of the Nutcracker will take place December 13-21 at The Smith Center For the Performing Arts.  For Tickets and Show times click here.

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