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Ballet Minnesota Presents: The Classic Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec 14 - Sunday, Dec 15
$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!

*Patrons who would like to control the volume of their listening experience, assistive listening devices and sensory ear plugs are available upon request at the Ticket Office. More info at:
*Patrons can book a wheelchair accessible seat online, but we encourage you to call the Ticket Office if you have any questions during the booking process.


  • Saturday, December 14
    Doors: 1:30pm // Show: 2pm
  • Saturday, December 14
    Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7pm
  • Sunday, December 15
    Doors: 1:30pm // Show: 2pm
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