DC Premiere of Ballet West’s The Nutcracker at The Kennedy Center

Ballet West The Nutcracker returns to Kennedy Center

A few weeks ago, Jaxson informed me that he’s never seen The Nutcracker. I rifled through my memories of my viewings of the ballet and gasped. 

He was right! Even though my daughter has seen several versions of The Nutcracker on video and live, my 9-year-old son had never seen it. Parenting fail.

We’re righting this wrong next month. Utah’s Ballet West is returning to The Kennedy Center with their reimagined production of The Nutcracker. This is the production’s DC premiere!


Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights. Featuring grand sets and fantastical costumes alongside Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, this Nutcracker is a glittering, larger-than-life adventure. Don’t miss an unforgettable journey to the Land of Sweets and a festive holiday treat for the entire family.

Add The Nutcracker to your family’s traditions this holiday when you see Ballet West at The Kennedy Center. Make sure you come early to admire the beautiful architecture.

Ballet West’s The Nutcracker runs for approximately 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission. Performances run December 5-December 9. Tickets start at $59, but we have a discount for I’m Not the Nanny readers.

SPECIAL OFFER: $69 select orchestra tickets

  • To redeem: You can also access the discount online by clicking here. If ordering over the phone at (202) 467-4600 or in person at the Box Office mention code “315418” to receive this discount.
  • Offer valid on select Orchestra seats for the 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/9 evening performances of Ballet West.
  •  Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Service fees may apply.

Have your kids seen The Nutcracker?

Images courtesy of The Kennedy Center.

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