Dance for the Ages

Ballet West showcases the original Nutcracker. It’s been 75 years since William F. Christensen mounted his iconic full-length production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, which delighted and amazed audiences at the time. Truly a dance for the ages.

Ballet West is one of the only dance companies to stay true to Mr. C’s version and this year, in honor of that anniversary, the company is presenting a fully reset dance. The charm and all-ages appeal of The Nutcracker have made it a seasonal tradition for many.
Limited tickets are still available for The Nutcracker December 18 – 24th and December 26th go to

If you are unable to attend this year you can see The Nutcracker on BYUtv either by streaming it online at or watching it December 24th at 2:30 p.m. or December 25th at 6:00 p.m. Besides the 75th Anniversary of The Nutcracker, view an interesting documentary about the production at intermission.

And, you can keep the memory of this landmark anniversary by purchasing a beautiful book published in its honor. Authors Josh Jones and Sara M.K. Neal researched the book for months and have put together a masterpiece of the history of Mr. C’s famous ballet. Available in local bookstores or at

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