This classic holiday fairy tale has come alive on stage at Stephens Auditorium each December since 1981.
This annual Iowa
State Center production features choreography by Robert Thomas and Miyoko Kato Thomas of the Robert Thomas Dancenter (in Ames). More than 200 local dancers from
surrounding central Iowa communities participate with guest principal dancers performing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
The Nutcracker Ballet tells
the story of a young girl, a heroic prince, and the fantastic dream they share. From the opening party scene to the last tinkling notes of Tchaikovsky's famous score, a
festive holiday spirit permeates the entire performance.
Performances: Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:30 pm Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:30 pm Sunday,
December 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm