The Nutcracker

Music by

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Choreography by

James Canfield


Reynolds Hall
The Smith Center
for the Performing Arts

Major Support Provided by

Supporting Sponsor

Harold & Arlene Schnitzer
CARE Foundation /
Employees of Harsch
Investment serving the
Las Vegas area

Opening Night Sponsor

Spotlight Performance Sponsor

Lovee & Bob Arum

Student Matinee Series Support Provided by

Victorian Party Scene Sponsor

Mrs. Joyce Mack

Snow Scene Sponsor

Fairyland Scene Sponsor

Marilyn & John Moran


Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT’s The Nutcracker is a magical journey through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. Glittering holiday cheer abounds as Clara and her handsome Prince travel from the warmth of her family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands.

Before the performance, enjoy NBT’s fun, family-friendly bonus experience: The Nutcracker Wonderland. Located inside the Troesh Theatre space, 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. Highlighting The Nutcracker Wonderland experience is the arrival of a special guest to read the story of The Nutcracker to all of the children. The Nutcracker Wonderland is free to all ticket holders. Doors open 60 minutes prior to curtain at the Troesh Theatre, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, and you may come and go as you please.

Before settling into your seats for the magical journey ahead with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, be sure to stop by The Nutcracker Boutique in the Reynolds Hall lobby. Our boutique is filled with delightfully festive Nutcracker-themed souvenirs, just-right keepsakes and last minute stocking stuffers for everyone on your shopping list.

Make your visit to The Nutcracker extra special with a souvenir Red Carpet Photo. Walk the red carpet with our Nutcracker mascot and have your photo taken by our professional photographers, delivered to you in a custom holiday sleeve. Purchase your Red Carpet Photo in advance with your tickets and save $6.

If you’re seeing The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 15, join us for our festive Sugar Plum Party! Enjoy a delightful tea party with all of your favorite Nutcracker characters. This one-of-a-kind experience can be added to your 1:00pm or 5:30pm performance tickets. Seating is limited, so don’t delay!

Have a group of 10 or more? Contact NBT Group Sales at (702) 243-2623 for information on priority seating, special discounts and exclusive experiences.

As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 3 years of age are admitted to the performances.

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