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Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy

Minnesota’s Longest Running Holiday Event Celebrates it’s Golden Half-Century

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Loyce Houlton’s  Nutcracker Fantasy performances in the Twin Cities, holding the distinction of the longest-running holiday arts event in Minnesota history!  MDT announces its return to the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis with the 44 piece Nutcracker Orchestra led by Phillip Brunelle!

Enchanting Audiences for 50 Years

The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th century Germany, and unfolds through the eyes of Marie. Her wizardly Godfather Drosselmayer weaves a magical fantasy, taking her on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Experience the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky and the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton – one of Minnesota’s most treasured holiday experiences.

“One of the nation’s 10 best Nutcrackers.” – Jack Anderson, The New York Times

“… A marvel of balletic storytelling”- Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star Tribune

2014 Nutcracker Fantasy Performance Dates

Fri, Dec 19, 7:30 PM @ The State Theatre Sat, Dec 20, 2:00 PM @ The State Theatre
Sat, Dec 20, 7:30 PM @ The State Theatre Sun, Dec 21, 2:00 PM @ The State Theatre
Tue, Dec 23, 7:30 PM  @ The State Theatre

Tickets Available in July!

For Group Sales (10 or more @ 20% discount) call  612.338-0627612.338-0627 or email kristin.rotter@mndance.org

December 21 @ 4:30 PM - MDT’s Nutcracker Tea Party

Minnesota’s Newest Holiday Tradition

Round out your holiday Nutcracker experience by joining us for one of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s charming and immensely popular Nutcracker Tea Parties! A sparkling sit-down event with sweet treats and sandwiches, a tour of the backstage area, take-away photograph of guests 12 and under with select cast members, and a distinctive memento.

$100 for children under 12, $125 for adults and includes premium seating for Sunday’s 6:30pm performance.

Call 612-338-0627612-338-0627 or email Denise.Culshaw@mndance.org for tickets