No holiday season is complete without the festive cheer of The Nutcracker, and this year’s characters will pirouette, leap, and soar like you’ve never imagined. Join Ballet West for the grand unveiling of fantastical new sets, costumes, and special effects, framing Willam Christensen’s historic and renowned choreography and Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Bring your friends and family and rediscover why this is the longest-running full-length production in America.

 

Adam Sklute

“We, as Utahns, should be very proud to have the first and longest running American production of The Nutcracker. I am honored to bring you all new sets and costumes for Mr. C’s wonderful ballet. My goal is to create new fascination for his evergreen classic while maintaining the integrity of his choreography and Tchaikovsky’s great score.”
—Adam Sklute  

 

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
December 2 Matinee 2pm
December 2 Evening 7pm
December 7 Evening 7pm
December 8 Evening 7pm
December 9 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 9 Evening 7pm
December 10 Matinee 12pm Sugar Plum Party
December 10 Evening 5pm
December 13 Evening 7pm
December 14 Evening 7pm
December 15 Evening 7pm
December 16 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 16 Evening 7pm
December 17 Matinee 12pm Sugar Plum Party
December 17 Evening 5pm
December 20 Evening 7pm
December 21 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 21 Evening 7pm
December 22 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 22 Evening 7pm
December 23 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 23 Evening 7pm
December 24 Matinee 12pm
December 26 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 26 Evening 7pm
December 27 Evening 7pm
December 28 Evening 7pm
December 29 Evening 7pm
December 30 Matinee 2pm Sugar Plum Party
December 30 Evening 7pm

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions


 

When will the new production of The Nutcracker be performed?
The new production of The Nutcracker will have its world premiere in December, 2017. 

What will be different?
The new production of The Nutcracker will feature entirely-new vibrant and fantastical sets, costumes, and props.

Will the choreography change?
No, the choreography of Willam Christensen is a historic treasure that will stay the same in the new production.

Why is the production being changed?
The Nutcracker’s sets and costumes were about 30 years old, requiring extensive refurbishments each season.

How is the new production being funded?
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation has awarded a generous grant to enrich and enhance the production.

Who will be overseeing and designing the production?
Artistic Director Adam Sklute will oversee the new designs, working closely with the Willam Christensen family. Company Archivist Bruce Caldwell, and longtime Ballet West associate and Christensen’s first Ballet Mistress, Bené Arnold, will ensure that the integrity of Mr. Christensen’s vision and choreography is maintained.

A message from Artistic Director Adam Sklute:
“During his lifetime, ‘Mr. C’ frequently updated The Nutcracker to keep it fresh and alive, but he maintained the framework and charm of the story, which kept audiences coming back every year. Our intention with this generous gift from the Eccles Foundation is to keep the choreography exactly the same while updating the physical production. I’m looking forward to even incorporating some spectacular effects that ‘Mr. C’ originally imagined, but did not have the technology or funding to accomplish during his lifetime. This gift will help us honor his vision and move it into the future.”


casting – subject to change


Dec 2 – 2 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katherine Lawrence
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Ruud
Waltz pas de deux: Arolyn Willams and Christopher Sellars
Arabian pas de deux: Gabrielle Salvatto and Lucas Horns

 

Dec 2 – 7 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Katherine Lawrence
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Beckanne Sisk
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Chase O’Connell
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Allison DeBona and Beau Pearson

 

Dec 7 – 7 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Katherine Lawrence
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Beckanne Sisk
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Chase O’Connell
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Allison DeBona and Beau Pearson

 

Dec 8 – 7 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Lindsay Bond
Snow Cavalier: Alexander MacFarlan
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katlyn Addison
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Waltz pas de deux: Katherine Lawrence and Christopher Ruud
Arabian pas de deux: Elizabeth Weldon and Trevor Naumann

 

Dec 9 – 2 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Lindsay Bond
Snow Cavalier: Trevor Naumann
Sugar Plum Fairy: Allison DeBona
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Paige Adams and Hadriel Diniz

 

Dec 9 – 7 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katherine Lawrence
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Ruud
Waltz pas de deux: Arolyn Williams and Christopher Sellars
Arabian pas de deux: Gabrielle Salvatto and Lucas Horns

 

Dec 10 – 12 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Hadriel Diniz
Snow Queen: Arolyn Williams
Snow Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Sugar Plum Fairy: Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Adrian Fry
Waltz pas de deux: Jenna Rae Herrera and Jordan Veit
Arabian pas de deux: Allison DeBona and Beau Pearson

 

Dec 10 – 5 PM

Clara: Kyra Stafford
Fritz: Ethan Carboni
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Arolyn Williams 
Snow Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katlyn Addison
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Waltz pas de deux: Katherine Lawrence and Christopher Ruud
Arabian pas de deux: Elizabeth Weldon and Trevor Naumann

 

Dec 13 – 7 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Lindsay Bond
Snow Cavalier: Trevor Naumann
Sugar Plum Fairy: Allison DeBona
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Waltz pas de deux: Katherine Lawrence and Christopher Ruud
Arabian pas de deux: Paige Adams and Hadriel Diniz

 

Dec 14 – 7 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Jenna Rae Herrera
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Jordan Veit
Waltz pas de deux: Lindsay Bond an Hadriel Diniz
Arabian pas de deux: Katlyn Addison and Ronald Tilton

Dec 15 – 7 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Adrian Fry
Waltz pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki and Tyler Gum
Arabian pas de deux: Katlyn Addison and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 16 – 2 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katlyn Addison
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Gabrielle Salvatto and Lucas Horns

 

Dec 16 – 7 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Oliver Oguma
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Sayaka Ohtaki
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Alexander MacFarlan
Waltz pas de deux: Jenna Rae Herrera and Jordan Veit
Arabian pas de deux: Katlyn Addison and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 17 – 12 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katlyn Addison
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Gabrielle Salvatto and Lucas Horns

 

Dec 17 – 5 PM

Clara: Elsa Harper
Fritz: Roo Jacobsen
Nutcracker Prince: Oliver Oguma
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Adrian Fry
Waltz pas de deux: Jenna Rae Herrera and Jordan Veit
Arabian pas de deux: Kazlyn Nielsen and Joshua Whitehead

 

Dec 20 – 7 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katie Critchlow
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Jordan Veit
Waltz pas de deux: Lindsay Bond and Hadriel Diniz
Arabian pas de deux: Anisa Sinteral and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 21 – 2 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Lindsay Bond
Snow Cavalier: Trevor Naumann
Sugar Plum Fairy: Allison DeBona
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Waltz pas de deux: Katie Critchlow and Alexander MacFarlan
Arabian pas de deux: Paige Adams and Hadriel Diniz

 

Dec 21 – 7 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Oliver Oguma
Snow Queen: Emily Adams
Snow Cavalier: Chase O’Connell
Sugar Plum Fairy: Sayaka Ohtaki
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Alexander MacFarlan
Waltz pas de deux: Jenna Rae Herrera and Jordan Veit
Arabian pas de deux: Kazlyn Nielsen and Joshua Whitehead

 

Dec 22 – 2 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Beckanne Sisk
Snow Cavalier: Christopher Ruud
Sugar Plum Fairy: Arolyn Williams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Waltz pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki and Tyler Gum
Arabian pas de deux: Katlyn Addison and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 22 – 7 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Katherine Lawrence
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Beckanne Sisk
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Chase O’Connell
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Allison DeBona and Beau Pearson

Dec 23 – 2 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katherine Lawrence
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Chrisopher Ruud
Waltz pas de deux: Arolyn Willams and Christopher Sellars
Arabian pas de deux: Gabrielle Salvatto and Lucas Horns

 

Dec 23 – 7 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Hadriel Diniz
Snow Queen: Arolyn Williams
Snow Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Sugar Plum Fairy: Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Adrian Fry
Waltz pas de deux: Beckanne Sisk and Chase O’Connell
Arabian pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki and Jordan Veit

 

Dec 24 – 12 PM

Clara: Sara Larsen
Fritz: Griffin Horne
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Beckanne Sisk
Snow Cavalier: Christopher Ruud
Sugar Plum Fairy: Arolyn Williams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Waltz pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki and Tyler Gum
Arabian pas de deux: Katlyn Addison and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 26 – 2 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Jordan Veit
Snow Queen: Lindsay Bond
Snow Cavalier: Trevor Naumann
Sugar Plum Fairy: Allison DeBona
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Waltz pas de deux: Katie Critchlow and Alexander MacFarlan
Arabian pas de deux: Paige Adams and Hadriel Diniz

 

Dec 26 – 7 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katie Critchlow
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Jordan Veit
Waltz pas de deux: Lindsay Bond and Hadriel Diniz
Arabian pas de deux: Anisa Sinteral and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 27 – 7 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Oliver Oguma
Snow Queen: Emily Adams
Snow Cavalier: Chase O’Connell
Sugar Plum Fairy: Sayaka Ohtaki
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Alexander MacFarlan
Waltz pas de deux: Jenna Rae Herrera and Jordan Veit
Arabian pas de deux: Kazlyn Nielsen and Joshua Whitehead

 

Dec 28 – 7 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Sayaka Ohtaki
Snow Cavalier: Tyler Gum
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katie Critchlow
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Jordan Veit
Waltz pas de deux: Lindsay Bond and Hadriel Diniz
Arabian pas de deux: Anisa Sinteral and Ronald Tilton

 

Dec 29 – 7 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Hadriel Diniz
Snow Queen: Arolyn Williams
Snow Cavalier: Christopher Sellars
Sugar Plum Fairy: Emily Adams
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Adrian Fry
Waltz pas de deux: Beckanne Sisk and Chase O’Connell
Arabian pas de deux: Sayaka Ohtaki and Jordan Veit

Dec 30 – 2 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Alexander MacFarlan
Snow Queen: Katherine Lawrence
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Beckanne Sisk
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Chase O’Connell
Waltz pas de deux: Emily Adams and Adrian Fry
Arabian pas de deux: Allison DeBona and Beau Pearson

 

Dec 30 – 7 PM

Clara: Ella Whitney
Fritz: Michael Smith
Nutcracker Prince: Joshua Whitehead
Snow Queen: Allison DeBona
Snow Cavalier: Rex Tilton
Sugar Plum Fairy: Katherine Lawrence
Sugar Plum Cavalier: Christopher Ruud
Waltz pas de deux: Arolyn Williams and Christopher Sellars
Arabian pas de deux: Gabrielle Salvatto and Lucas Horns