Why See Ballet Hawaii - The Nutcracker?
One of Hawaii's favorite Holiday Shows
A combination of ballet's biggest stars, local dancers from across Hawaii as well as dancers from mainland USA, Ballet Hawaii's production of The Nutcracker is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! Features music by the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, we follow the story of Clara and her beloved Nutcracker who comes to life on a magical Christmas Eve. Battling giant mice, wandering through a snowy forest and enjoying the Land of Sweets, there is definitely something to warm every heart this holiday.
More than 185 young and aspiring dancers from across Hawaii join international stars of dance on-stage as well as the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra in a magical production that always inspires and sets the perfect tone for a beautiful holiday season.
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.
Opening night: 14 December 2018
Suitable for the whole family
Approx two hours with one intermission
Cast and Creative
- Sara Mearns, principal dancer, New York City Ballet
- Jared Angle, principal dancer, New York City Ballet
- Margaret Severin-Hansen, principal dancer, Carolina Ballet
- Gabor Kapin, principal dancer, The Royal Ballet of Flanders
- Joaquin De Luz, principal dancer, New York City Ballet
- Amar Ramasar, principal dancer, New York City Ballet
- Ashley Larecey, principal dancer, New York City Ballet
- Timour Bourtasenkov, Carolina Ballet
- Steven Heathcote, The Australian Ballet
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