November 22nd, 2022

TULSA, OK – Tulsa Ballet is proud to bring its newest version of Tulsa’s holiday tradition, The Nutcracker back to the Tulsa PAC this December. Audiences delighted in the brand new version of this beloved classic tale last year, and Tulsa Ballet is thrilled to bring it back for 2022.

This new interpretation features moving scenery, projections, more than one thousand costumes, and choreography by world-renowned choreographers Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong, both previous Resident Choreographers of Tulsa Ballet. Audiences will be taken back to the original setting of early nineteenth century Germany for this magical journey with young Marie as she follows her Nutcracker Prince through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. A cast of more than 100 local children join the dancers of Tulsa Ballet on stage.

This interpretation is the third version of the beloved holiday tale performed by Tulsa Ballet. When discussing the show, Tulsa Ballet Artistic Director Marcello Angelini said, “Val Caniparoli and Ma Cong have created a stunning new work. One that incorporates 21st century technology while taking us back to the traditional setting of the Victorian era. We know this production will entertain Tulsans for years to come.”

Caniparoli adds, “We really created it for all ages. It’s magical and it’s for the young at heart. We want you to be able to bring your children and see it through the children’s eyes. I just really wanted it to be entertaining and go from generation to generation.”

To make the performance even more magical this year, ticket buyers have the option of purchasing access to the Winter Wonderland Experience. Tulsa Ballet has turned the Westby Pavilion into a magnificent world of holiday cheer, with photo opportunities and live costumed characters. The add-on experience is $30, giving ticket buyers access to the Winter Wonderland in the Westby one hour prior to each Nutcracker performance.

Tickets for The Nutcracker start at $27 at TulsaBallet.org.


Tulsa Performing Arts Center | 110 E 2nd St. Tulsa, OK 74103
Friday, December 9      | 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10 | 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 10 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 11  | 2:00 pm
Friday, December 16    | 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17 | 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 17 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 18  | 2:00 pm
Thursday, December 22 | 7:00 pm
Friday, December 23    | 2:00 pm

TICKETS: Starting at $27
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  tulsaballet.org or 918.749.6006

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Hilton Price | Marketing Manager
918.392.5949 | Hilton.Price@tulsaballet.org