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Ballet Minnesota Presents the 35th Annual 'The Classic Nutcracker'

Friday, Dec 15 - Sunday, Dec 17
$5 - $45

Total run time is approximately two hours, which includes a 15 minute intermission.

Ballet Minnesota's 35th annual 'The Classic Nutcracker', returns to the O'Shaughnessy! Come celebrate this annual family holiday tradition!

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!


  • Friday, December 15
    Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7pm
  • Saturday, December 16
    Doors: 1:30pm // Show: 2pm
  • Sunday, December 17
    Doors: 1:30pm // Show: 2pm
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