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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

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The Deal

  • $12 for one Family Circle ticket (up to $27.50 value)
  • $18 for one side mezzanine ticket (up to $29.50 value)
  • $20 for one center mezzanine ticket (up to $33.50 value)
  • $20 for one orchestra ticket (up to $33.50 value)
  • Available seating varies by date and time
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

Dates and Times

  • Friday, December 15, at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 17, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Nutcracker

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 and regal fairy queens. 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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 17, 2017. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Seating reservation is required before the show date by calling the box office at 856-464-0128. Tickets will be mailed once reservations have been made; vouchers are redeemed upon reservation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Merchant is issuer of tickets - discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Tricia Sloan Dance Center

Tricia may be the primary face of the Tricia Sloan Dance Center, but anyone who gets to know the company will also get to know the other Sloans—every member of the family is involved. The previous generation, Patti and Jim, opened the school as the Leonardo Dance Studio four decades ago. Their daughter Shannon handles accounts and assists with productions, and even youngest child Tim has a job when he's not dancing professionally and attending college classes: managing the "Nutcracker" box office and Tim's Drinks concession stand. As for Tricia, she's uniquely equipped to teach both good form and expressiveness on stage—she's also an actress who's appeared in The Stepford Wives and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.