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The Nutcracker

2023 Nutcracker Performances

Saturday, December 16, 2pm & 6pm

Sunday, December 17, 12pm & 4pm

Ted Mann Concert Hall

2128 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55455

A magical holiday tradition for our students, families, and audience.

A great first experience for our students to fall in love with the stage in this classical story ballet.

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Nutcracker Prep Classes

September 5-8, 2023

Highly recommended, but not required, to audition for The Nutcracker. Dancers will work on technique, choreography, and audition etiquette to prepare them to audition at their best!


  • Dancers Ages 5-18

    • Ages are determined as of 10/15/2023

  • No discounts valid on Nutcracker Prep Classes


Nutcracker Auditions

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Ages 5-6 | 9:30-10:30am
Ages 7-8 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Ages 9-10 | 12:30pm-1:45pm
Ages 11-12 | 2:00-3:30pm
Ages 13+ | 3:45-4:45pm
en Pointe | 4:45-6:15pm

No pre-registration required. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time in order to register, receive your audition number, and warm up.

Rehearsals & Performances

Dancers attend weekly rehearsals on Saturday afternoons/evenings at ABAA studios, and theatre rehearsals during "Nutcracker Week" leading up to the performance.

9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14
Rehearsal at ABAA Studios
Optional Photo Day at ABAA Studios (following rehearsal time)
10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
Rehearsals at ABAA
NO REHEARSAL (Thanksgiving Break)
12/2 & 12/9
"Full Act" Rehearsals at ABAA Studios
Tech & Dress Rehearsals at Ted Mann Concert Hall
Saturday, 12/16 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, 12/17 12pm & 4pm
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The Story of the Nutcracker

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