Nutcracker Ballet - New Orleans (LA)

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
Saenger Theatre
Saturday, December 30, 2023 - 4:00 pm
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Saturday, December 30, 2023 - 8:00 pm
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Get Tickets to NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet 2023 in New Orleans, LA

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!

About 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.”