What You'll Get
- $39 for one ticket to see The Nutcracker presented by Missouri Ballet Theatre, including a preshow Sugar Plum Parade (up to a $65 value)
- Where: Edison Theatre
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 1:30 p.m. The Sugar Plum Parade begins at 12:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Dates and Showtimes
- Saturday, December 20, at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, December 21, 2 p.m.
Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate. Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers, regal fairy queens, and seasonally confused vampires.
The “Waltz of the Snowflakes” floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.
Before each matinee, the Sugar Plum Parade waltzes through the lobby with a cavalcade of family activities. There, Clara’s voice casts a spell over children as she reads from The Nutcracker storybook. Cast members also mingle with the crowd to offer autographs, photo opportunities, and insights into the Mouse King’s defensive weaknesses. After a backstage tour, guests can help themselves to snacks and treats to fuel their brain for the main event.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Edison Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Missouri Ballet Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Parade starts 90 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.