2020 was very hard on everyone in our community. COVID-19 has affected the health and economy of many. The performing arts community suffered vastly, cancelling theatre performances and dance troupes across the country. The 2020 theatre season was closed. Despite many limitations and obstacles, Minnesota Ballet Theatre decided to bring The Nutcracker to life in this extraordinary year. The students have worked very hard and have to comply with all safety protocols, including masked dancing. Now, we are proud to be able to bring this holiday tradition to your living room. We hope that this performance will bring all viewers the joy that we have experienced performing it!
Individual cast performances will be available to rent for $30 and purchase/download for $45. This option will become available after the premiere (Wednesday, March 31st, 12:00PM CT).
You may pre-order both cast performances together at a discounted rate and will be notified by email when they premiere and are available to watch!
Now more than ever, we need your support. Please consider contributing, to help us during this critical time. Every contribution is significant in helping us to sustain operations, and deeply appreciated by everyone at MBT.With your support, we will once again prevail during this precarious time.
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"Musical instruments in the orchestral accompaniment represent each character in the ballet; narration throughout the performance helps the audience follow the story. The narrative assists even the youngest audience members in appreciating the delightful dances of Peter, Bird, Cat, Duck, Wolf and even Grandfather."
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