Nutcracker Ballet - New Orleans (LA)

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
Saenger Theatre
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 8:00 pm

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet 2022 in New Orleans, LA

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans!

The Saenger Theatre In New Orleans:

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in New Orleans: the Saenger Theatre! Designed by Emile Weil, the Saenger Theatre was built by Julian Saenger in 1927 for the theretofore unheard of price of $2.5 million. Advertisements of the day described it as “an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor”. In 2005, the Saenger Theatre was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Yet within months of the storm, a groundswell of interest in the renovation and reopening of the theatre began to grow. The Saenger Theatre reopened its doors in September 2013. The $53 million redevelopment project features an authentic restoration of the original 1927 design, including restorations and recreations of the original finishes and color schemes. New, state of the art building and technical systems, including an expanded theatre stage house, will ensure that the Saenger will be able to host the very finest performing arts attractions. New theatre seating, increased concessions and restroom facilities along with new lounge areas complete the scope of this truly remarkable effort!

New Orleans Partner Ballet Studio: Arabesque Ballet Theater International

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local New Orleans children from Arabesque Ballet Theater International. At Arabesque Ballet Theater International we believe it is our mission as teachers to provide an educational environment that can foster the intellectual and personal growth of young performing artists so that they may achieve their fullest potential as professional dancers, leaders, and citizens of the world. We look for the best in every one of my students, and teach them to recognize their own progress as artists.    

“Those teachers who encouraged me to express myself were my most valuable mentors, sharing with me their mission to bring art to life as a potent communication, full of inspiration, imagination, creativity, and joy. Recalling when I was a young dancer myself, my favorite memories remain from those teachers who encouraged me to always dance and work and treat others with personal authenticity. Those wonderful teachers became my most valuable mentors, sharing with me their mission to bring art to life as a potent communication, full of inspiration, imagination, creativity, and joy.”