Peanut Cracker Ballet

Date – Time

December 4, 2023 – 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Additional Information


 Peanutcracker is a shorter, 45-minute narrated version of The Nutcracker that is designed for families with younger children to introduce them to the wonderful world of ballet.

"The traditional holiday story of Clara, the Nutcracker and seven headed Rat King, and the Kingdom of Sweets will be brought to the stage in Sierra Nevada Ballet’s PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL. Based on Marius Petipa‘s original ballet “The Nutcracker”, PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL is a shorter, 45-minute narrated version that is “designed for families with younger children to introduce them to the wonderful world of ballet,” noted Rosine Bena, Artistic Director of the Sierra Nevada Ballet. Bena wrote and choreographed this traditional holiday show and was awarded a 2015 “Challenge America” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to present this work. After dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy for 25 years, Ms. Bena discovered that “The Nutcracker” was often a child’s first introduction to ballet and the shorter version, complete with its growing Christmas tree and animated storytelling was perfect for very young children."

Arrival: Parking is NOT provider so please plan to arrive early enough to locate parking. I will be waiting outside the Pioneer Center for us to gather and go in as a group.

Plan to arrive by 9:45 am as we enter as a group. 

Tickets are $5 per person, adults and children.  1 and younger are free, however they MUST be counted in our total head count for building safetfy.  Register everyone attending even those cute babies and I let me know what kids are 2 and under for me to adjust the total.