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By Linda Bernstein | Toys, novelties, and great Nutcracker pictures from around the world.

In the Sweet Shop, Happily Sampling New Concoctions

“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” is a marvelous holiday entertainment, but it is also an education for the young. The children in the production try out adult dances and formal courtesies. The child heroine, Marie, and the hero, Drosselmeier’s nephew (who becomes the Nutcracker Prince), battle …

New York City Ballet

REVIEW: Spellbinding Nutcracker by English National Ballet

WHOEVER at the Royal Ballet allowed Alina Cojocaru to slip through their fingers must suffer sleepless nights.

The Nutcracker

‘Nutcracker’ no candyland fantasy in Moscow Ballet’s production

Waco audiences will get their chance at a second “Nutcracker” ballet performance this year when the Moscow Ballet brings its production of the …

Choir adds new dimension to ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet

Brandon High School’s show choir, Aquilla, sang during Brandon Ballet’s December performances of “The Nutcracker” at Spoto High School.

Show choir …

Performing Arts

How The Nutcracker Colonized American Ballet

On its 70th anniversary in the U.S., looking back at the Christmas classic's path to dominance

When the San Francisco Ballet company performed the first complete version of The Nutcracker in the U.S. on Christmas Eve, 1944, they had no way of knowing that in time it would become as American as leaving …

The Nutcracker

At the National Ballet’s Nutcracker, this Sugar Plum Fairy proved herself a must-see dancer

• Title: The Nutcracker• 
Written by:
National Ballet of Canada• 
Directed by:
Four Seasons Centre• 
Saturday, January 3, 2015• 
Runs Until:

The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker is almost 20 years old, and it remains as fresh as the day it premiered in 1995. The …

In Seattle, Maurice Sendak's 'Wild' 'Nutcracker' Reaches Its Final Act

In Seattle, the Pacific Northwest Ballet performs The Nutcracker to that same ubiquitous Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky score. The ballet tells the story of Clara, a young girl whose grandfather gives her a nutcracker at a party. One night, Clara goes searching for her nutcracker and walks right into a …

Pacific Northwest

The Jaded Sing Hallelujah for Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker

"I am experiencing a kind of crisis," Tchaikovsky wrote gloomily, after being ordered by the tzar's flunkeys to compose a ballet score for a flimsy tale centred around children, rats and a candy kingdom. After the glory of The Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker commission seemed like an insult.

But the …

The Nutcracker

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Nutcracker's Mouse King Marionette (Made to Order)

NOTE: This puppet has been sold, but I can make one just for you. He will be as close to the one pictured as possible. I can send the buyer work-in-progress photos and different colors can be specified if you like. Simply send me an e-mail to order and allow 1-2 weeks for completion of the …

Handmade Original Nutcracker Theater Doll.... CSST

The Nutcracker Theater Doll

Story By Edie Marie

As the story goes...
Many Christmas Eves later Clara
is leaving soon for the Christmas Ball.
She sees the old Nutcracker that her
Godfather, Heer Drosslemeyer, gave
her so many years ago. He was an odd
sort of man but now she could …

Scrabble tile pendant necklace - Nutcracker Ballet Slippers (BAL125)

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Designed by IMCreations. Scrabble® Pendant Jewelry is fun, affordable, & make a unique gift idea for any occasion. Perfect for personal gift, party favors, stocking stuffer, fundraisers, teacher gift, or just buy for yourself! Each …

Australian Ballet Nutcracker screens on Christmas Eve 2014

Clara: Benedicte Bemet in The Australian Ballet production of The Nutcracker, which will screen live on ABC.

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all …


Charlottesville Ballet Performs Nutcracker Suite

On the last Sunday before Christmas, families celebrated the holiday season by going to see the fifth annual production of the Nutcracker Suite!

Inside American Ballet Theatre's Production of 'The Nutcracker'

Get in the holiday spirit with this week as we head backstage with four dancers from three very different productions of The Nutcracker. Follow their journeys in full here, and stay tuned for video footage, more photos, and more secrets from each.

What's it like to be a fly on the wall at a …


A Prince, a Time-Bending Clock and Magic at Work

The most enlightened assessment of New York Theater Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” would probably come from a child between the ages of 3 and 8. Such is the target demographic for this abridged version of the holiday standard, which returned to Gould Hall over the weekend as part of the company’s Once …


Angel Cookie from the Nutcracker Ballet

12 Angel sugar cookies with royal icing decorations

This little 3" Angel is dressed as part of the children's cast of the Nutcracker ballet. She is part of a collection of characters from the Nutcracker that I am offering this year. Check out my other nutcracker cookies in my shop, some of them are …

Hand Made Nutcracker Ballet Blanket, Custom Name or Monogram availalbe, Personalized Blanket Velveteen Plush Throw, Makes a Great Gift!

Beautiful Velveteen Blankets inspired by the Nutcracker Ballet!

Our Blankets and Pillows are very popular items and take a little extra time to produce. Please allow up to 10 business days for production, and an additional 5-7 business days for delivery via UPS Ground. That's almost 3 weeks total, …

Silver Nutcracker and Ballerina Earrings

Let Claire and the Nutcracker dance their way into your heart this holiday season. The Nutcracker stands 1" high and Claire, on her tippy toes is 1 1/8" high. Both charms are cast in solid sterling silver and completely three dimensional.

This item usually ships the same or next business day and …

ONLY ONE! Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker Ballet Winter Wreath

Travel to the sugary Land of Sweets with this adorably cute wreatH!

A 12" diameter wreath
Wrapped in white chenille yarn. Adorned with a Sugar Plum Fairy ballerina, white with silver glitter large leaf accent, 2 wintery pine trees, white pointsetta, and various snowflakes all around. Wire in the back …

Mouse King Nutcracker Ballet Needle Felted Ornament

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to watch the Nutcracker Ballet and be taken into the holiday spirit with Clara dreaming of sugarplum fairies and a land of winter wonders. All of the dancers are beautiful, graceful and full of joy as they perform to the unforgettable music of …

Nutcracker Ballet Character Ornament Handmade Wool Felt

Nutcracker Ballet Character Ornament- "Flower Dancer"
Handmade from Wool Felt Blend Fabric, Hand Stitched & Stuffed
Overall Measurements= 5" High by 3" Wide at the widest point
Photo no. 2 is the back side. At the top …

Nutcracker Ballet Drop Ornament; Hand-painted Old World Christmas Scene; Vintage Holiday Ornament Free Personalized (757-023)

Beautifully detailed "Holiday Splendor" handcrafted ornament with Nature, Holiday or Inspirational old vintage style scenes. Glass has been hand-blown the same way as hundred years ago. Deep multilayer painting technique: Silver spray and layers of transparent paint using a combination of …

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Vintage Acrylic Nutcracker Cup / Tumbler - Double Wall

Acrylic double wall cup with 7 nutcrackers in green, red and blue suits. Golden stars and gold glitter inside the double wall.

Ideal Christmas gift and holiday serving set collection.

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For many people, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see “The Nutcracker.” The ballet made its debut in San Francisco 70 years …


After 10 years, it was time to brighten the baby mice.

Madison Ballet is celebrating its holiday “Nutcracker” in Overture Hall this year with a …

The Nutcracker

Charlottesville Ballet presents 'Nutcracker Suite' with optional class to instill love of dance

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Baton Rouge Ballet reprises 'The Nutcracker' on Dec. 20, Dec. 21; tickets still available

Tickets for each of the four shows are still available. Those shows are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21.