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A Minnesota Nutcracker

December 7–9, 2018


TCB’s unique full-length production,


A Minnesota Nutcracker 

Previously, tickets have sold out to all shows for all shows, so be sure to buy early to be sure you can attend this beloved holiday classic!

TCB’s full-length professional production of A Minnesota Nutcracker ballet is a cherished holiday tradition for thousands, and one of the most attended holiday events in the Twin Cities.


This fresh rendition retains all the magic and traditions of TCB’s original

beloved classic—but with a Minnesota twist!


A Minnesota Nutcracker features Minnesota settings and custom designed and painted Minnesota-centric backdrops. Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A Minnesota Nutcracker, promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.


As part of its outreach initiatives, every year since its inception in 2003 TCB also performs a special daytime performance of The Nutcracker for Elementary and Special Education students.

2018 Performances of A Minnesota Nutcracker

December 7–9, 2018
Ames Center, Burnsville, MN

Public Performances:
Friday, Dec. 7, 7:00pm
Saturday, Dec.8, 2:00pm
Saturday, Dec.8, 7:00pm

Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:00pm
Sunday, Dec.9, 4:30pm


in person at Ames Center Box Office,

or via ticketmaster at

800-982-2787 or  (Click link for tickets)




Directions to Ames Center (formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center) :

I-35W to US Hwy 13-North Exit; Hwy 13 North to Nicollet Ave (first light); turn Right (south) on Nicollet; Turn Right on Travellers Trail; Ames Center is on the Left (about ½ block)

Ames Center Address: 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337



Andrew Lester & Mary Roden.

Photo by Brianne Bland



Join Twin Cities Ballet's 2018 Nutcracker Opening Night Reception!

Come have an enchanting evening following the A Minnesota Nutcracker opening performance! Mingle with A Minnesota Nutcracker Dancers and Cast Members, meet TCB's Artistic Staff, and enjoy delicious refreshments.

Full event and registration
information to come!



Leah Gallas as Sugar Plum Fairy

Photo by Dave Trayers


© Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, 2018