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Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2023 Season

The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life puppets and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the wonder of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. Get tickets now!

The Theater

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Fort Myers: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at Florida Southwestern State College! Mann Hall features the largest proscenium stage in Southwest Florida and is a 1,874-seat facility that presents National Touring Broadway musicals such as: The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Les Misérables, WICKED, Jersey Boys, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes® and The Book of Mormon. Additionally, the Mann Hall is host to prominent entertainers, dance performances, popular ensembles and classical music concerts year-round. The venue is also available for business conferences, seminars, meetings and wedding receptions, with dining availability.

Partner Studio

Fort Myers Partner Ballet Studio: Robin Dawn Academy of Performing Arts

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Fort Myers children from Robin Dawn Academy of Performing Arts. Robin Dawn Academy of Performing Arts, has been one of Southwest Florida’s Premier Performing Arts Studio for 49 years! Under the direction of Owner and Artistic Director Robin Dawn Ryan, training is available for everyone from three years old all the way to professional performers. We offer an array of performing arts including dance, theatre, aerial arts & cheer. RDA strives to educate students to fullest, with proper training being our first concern. This includes correct stretching, conditioning, technique and showmanship. Everyone will feel like a part of the family while gaining self confidence, discipline and teamwork skills that will serve you well no matter what you do in life. This is why we say “Quality Training to Last a Lifetime”. 

 

“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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