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A Steamed Nutcracker • Sat Dec 18 2021

Sat 18 Dec 2021 12:00:00 AM PST Wed 31 Dec 1969 04:00:00 PM PST
A Steamed Nutcracker
December 18, 2021

A Steamed Nutcracker

Presented by Citadel Dance & Music Center 


This steampunk twist on a holiday favorite has become a local tradition since its inception in 2015. back for two special performances in its sixth year, this production features story and choreography by Director of Dance, Lari Lawrence-Gist with music by Peter Tchaikovsky performed by a professional orchestra directed by Steven Reed.


The story begins with a holiday ball held by the heroine, Sansa, inside her zeppelin.  The party is attended by many of her friends, including her best friend, Cora, who arrives with a handsome soldier (Lawton) who, despite Cora’s best attempts to beguile him, falls in love with Sansa. The Seer and her Three Eyed Ravens fruitlessly try to warn Sansa of impending doom, but Sansa refuses to listen. The Seer shares the prophecy with Fiametta (Sansa sister) and by doing so, she sets in motion the very series of events she was trying to avoid. Guests depart and Sansa falls asleep with the events of the evening haunting her dreams. Her vivid dreams are a delicious visual treat for the audience and include unforgettable characters such as a flock of Three Eyed Ravens, Timekeeping White Rabbits and Father Thyme-keeper of the Paratroopers. Blinded by jealousy, Cora attacks with her band of pirates and the battle the Seer tried to warn her of ensues. In the end, The Seer must decide if the best way to protect Sansa is by letting her go. 

VIP Tickets

Upgrade your Steamed Nutcracker experience by choosing a VIP ticket. Includes early seating, autographed picture, and a drink ticket.


Sansa's Tea Party

Before the matinee, enjoy tea and cookies, have your fortune read by the Seer, and tour the stage. Ideal for kids ages 4-12 and their families. Space is limited.

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