Immerse Yourself in the Holiday Spirit with Festive Experiences Surrounding ‘The Nutcracker’ this December

PRE-SHOW CHORAL PERFORMANCES

For the third year, various choral and orchestral groups will be welcoming patrons as they enter The Smith Center lobby with songs of the season prior to each performance of “The Nutcracker.” As a show that truly embraces the magic of the holidays, it’s only fitting that Nevada Ballet Theatre would offer a pre-show choral performance to remind patrons of the meaning of the season and all the tidings of family, tradition and memories of holidays past.

A few of the groups performing throughout the holiday season include Faith Lutheran (12/8 at 7:30 p.m.), The Meadows School (12/9 at 2 p.m.), Southern Nevada Home School Performing Arts Orchestra and Choir (12/14 at 7:30 p.m.), Aliante Songsters and Treble Makers (12/15 at 2 p.m.), Alexander Dawson School (12/16 at 2 p.m.), KO Knudsen (12/21 at 7:30 p.m.), Las Vegas Academy (12/22 at 2 p.m.) and Sun City Music Makers (12/23 at 2 p.m.).

SUGAR PLUM PARTY

Due to its popularity, Nevada Ballet is bringing back its exclusive Sugar Plum Party with two dates this year. “Nutcracker” lovers will have a chance to meet Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugarplum Fairy on Sunday, December 9 and Sunday December 16, on the third-floor lobby of The Smith Center following the 2 p.m. matinee. Sugar Plum Party guests will also enjoy sweet treats and receive a special souvenir photo. To reserve your spot at the party, contact The Smith Center Box Office or call NBT’s Special Events Department directly at 702.243.2623 ext. 222.

THE NUTCRACKER WONDERLAND

Make it a magical day full of beautiful memories with a visit to the special Nutcracker Wonderland prior to the performance. Before settling into your seat at “The Nutcracker,” find the spirit of the holidays with a visit to The Nutcracker Wonderland in the Troesh Studio Theater, located in the Boman Pavilion adjacent to Reynolds Hall.

This glittering holiday environment will be worthy of many family “selfies’’ as you wander through scene after scene of holiday joy. Guests will also enjoy the talented singers of the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada who will be adorned in Victorian-era holiday attire and entertaining guests with carols and seasonal music. Highlighting the Nutcracker Wonderland experience is the arrival of a special VIP guest who will read the story of “The Nutcracker” to all of the children.

After taking in the sights and sounds of Wonderland, ticketholders will venture on to Reynolds Hall where they will get settled into their seats for the magical journey ahead with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. The Nutcracker Wonderland is free to all ticketholders. Doors open 60 minutes prior to curtain at the Troesh Studio Theater and guests may come and go as they please.

NUTCRACKER CHARACTER RED CARPET PHOTOS

Guests can commemorate their experience with a professional portrait taken by the pros from Cashman Photography on “The Nutcracker” red carpet/step-and-repeat with the Nutcracker himself. Photos will be available (for purchase) before the show and during intermission.

SEE THE SHOW

 Nevada Ballet Theatre performs “The Nutcracker” from December 8 to 24 – for tickets, click here.

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