Cary Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker


Artistic Director Mariaelena Ruiz and Associate Artistic Director Heather Iler have staged creative choreography to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s traditional score. This holiday story ballet is not to be missed!

This Nutcracker story begins Christmas Eve in the Stahlbaum family home. You meet young Clara and her beloved Godfather, Drosselmeyer. He presents Clara with a Nutcracker doll that brings her pure delight. The story continues with her journey from the evening’s celebration into a fantasy dream world of princes, and fairies, with wind-up living dolls, a strutting soldier doll, and more.

As the clock strikes midnight, you’ll observe the heroic battle between her Nutcracker and the Mouse Queen. In celebration of defeating the Mouse Queen, Clara, and her now-prince travel through the snow to the Land of Sweets to meet Sugarplum and her international friends.

Whether this is your first or your 100th time, we invite you to join us this season for this family-friendly production.