The Nutcracker with Ballet West

Make time for joy

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019

Atwood Concert Hall

Sponsored By: ConocoPhillips Alaska

Feel the warmth and wonder of the holiday spirit when the curtain goes up at The Nutcracker. In honor of the 30th anniversary of this cherished tradition in Anchorage, Ballet West, the premier dance company that first performed The Nutcracker at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, returns. Their glorious production features fantastical sets, costumes, and special effects that leave audiences spellbound and cheering for more, accompanied by live music from the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and young Alaska dancers.

With Willam Christensen’s historic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s famous score, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday season with your family than this timeless classic. Create memories for years to come this Thanksgiving weekend with The Nutcracker.

Festive cheer
Holiday magic

Marvelous journey to a fantasy wonderland

A child-like love for the holidays



Tickets start at $35 for adults and $24 youth with a subscription of three or more shows. Tickets for just this show start at $44 adults and $29.50 youth and will go on sale Aug. 19.

Friday, Nov. 29 - 2 p.m. - Atwood Concert Hall
Friday, Nov. 29 - 7:30 p.m. - Atwood Concert Hall
Saturday, Nov. 30 - 2 p.m. - Atwood Concert Hall
Saturday, Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m. - Atwood Concert Hall
Sunday, Dec. 1 - 1 p.m. - Atwood Concert Hall
Sunday, Dec. 1 - 5:30 p.m. - Atwood Concert Hall

All performances at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Runs approximately 2 hours including intermission.

Nutcracker Auditions

Alaska Dance Theatre will host auditions for and help cast local dancers Sept. 6 for Anchorage Concert Association's presentation of The Nutcracker with Ballet West. Open to all dancers ages 8 to 18. Register by Thursday, Sept. 5.

To register and for more information, please call (907) 277-9591 Ext. 2 or visit