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Detroit, MI Cast

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2024 Season

Give the gift of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! to the whole family. Celebrate America’s favorite Christmas tradition with an international all-star cast that blends world-class ballet with whimsical puppets, lavish costumes, and stunning acrobatics! Share the tradition of pure Holiday magic and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with friends and family of all ages. Don’t miss this chance to create memories of a lifetime: get tickets now!

Kissy Doll 2024

The Theater

The Fox Theatre In Detroit

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Detroit: the Fox Theatre! Constructed in 1928, it was the first movie palace in the world to be equipped with sound systems for films. It presented feature-length films, shorts, orchestra performances, and later hosted some of the biggest names in showbiz history—Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Shirley Temple—as well as the famed Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Irving Berlin’s White ChristmasToday, the Fox Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as an exquisite backdrop for a variety of live productions, including another renowned Christmas show—NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet.

Partner Studio

Detroit Partner Ballet Studios: Performer’s Edge Dance Company and Rhythm Po!nte Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Detroit children.

Performer’s Edge Dance Company (PEDC) is an award-winning dance studio that offers both performance and competitive programs.  PEDC provides a family-friendly environment with professional instruction that together teaches strong dance technique, responsibility and commitment. Their passion for the arts instills dedication, focus, discipline and self-esteem in every dancer, every day! PEDC is the only area dance studio that offers Chorus Line instruction and participates in many local parades – they even have a former Radio City Rockette on staff!

Rhythm Po!nte Dance Academy is a studio that was developed to fulfill a defined need in the community, utilizing the best dance teachers, instructing elite dance styles in a caring environment, and providing premium service for customers! Our objective is to encourage the learning process in a caring manner by practicing dance and music as a means for creative development. To enrich students’ lives by developing a sense of rhythm, coordination, and self-discipline, with growth of self-esteem for life-long goal expectations. To ensure that all of our students develop their unique talents through the art of dance with freedom of expression in a loving environment. 

FAQ For Friends and Family Tickets

Do we get special seats this year?

Seats have been held for the Friends and Family of children in the show. Your ticket orders will be pulled from those areas.

How should we buy those tickets?

After the local audition, Friends and Family will receive an email with a special Ticketmaster link for the show.  This year, please buy directly online with the special link sent to you. 

After I buy, when will we get the tickets?

With this new system on Ticketmaster, you’ll get your tickets right away!

Can I give my friends this special link?

Yes! you may share that link with anyone who wants to see your child dance!

Do we get a discount like in past years?

Yes!  There is a 23% discount built into your special link!

I’m not sure what performance time my child will be cast in. Can I buy the tickets now and get moved to another show if needed?

Please wait to purchase until you know which showtime your child will perform.  We cannot move seats once they have been confirmed.

“What a magnificent show! We’ve attended several different performances of the nutcracker in the past. This show puts all of them to shame! We plan on making this a regular holiday event for our family! Thank you for such a great holiday experience!!”

“Loved the nutcracker production. Costumes were beautiful and dancers as usual did not disappoint. Great family holiday experience”

“Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”
CNN News

“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
Calgary Herald

“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014

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