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The Nutcracker and the Tale of the Hard Nut by Tacoma City Ballet


In order to restore Princess Pirlipat’s beauty and break the “Curse of Ugliness” the Mouse Queen’s evil spell had cast upon her, the Princess must eat the kernel of the Magical Krakatuk Nut. Christian Elias Drosselmeyer, as ordered by the King, must find both the Magical Krakatuk Nut and the young man who is fated to crack it open… This season, Tacoma City Ballet celebrates its 33rd production of The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. This timeless holiday classic, first presented in 1892 in St. Petersburg, has entertained generations for over a century. Now, told in its entirety, The Tale of The Hard Nut is presented alongside the traditional Russian The Nutcracker creating a glorious production filled with dancing, live music, grand scenery and lavish costumes. Under the artistic direction of Miss Erin M. Ceragioli, with the Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Bernard Kwiram, in the beautiful Pantages Theater, The Nutcracker & The Tale of the Hard Nut promises to enchant your entire family this holiday season. Experience the wonder and magic of this magnificent production – See Tacoma City Ballet’s The Nutcracker & The Tale of The Hard Nut at the Pantages Theater for the VERY LAST TIME! Next season, Tacoma City Ballet will perform this beloved production in the new Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center.

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