The Nutcracker

Dates & Times

The 2020 production will occur digitally Tuesday, December 8 on Vimeo.

More Information

Find more information on the Central Illinois Ballet website.

Costumed Performers Dancing Onstage


Treat your family to The Nutcracker, a glittering spectacle of holiday cheer presented by the Central Illinois Ballet.

The Nutcracker's magical story and Tchaikovsky famous score make this a time-tested holiday classic for the whole family. It's the story of young Clara and her mischievous uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer, who concocts a fantasy world for her replete with a growing Christmas tree and a Nutcracker doll that comes to life and battles a Mouse King. With the defeat of the Mouse King brings a fantastical sleigh ride through falling snow and dancing snowflakes. Clara's visit to the Land of Sweets is a showcase of dancing treats presented by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.

This holiday classic is perfect for the entire family and a wonderful introduction to the world of ballet.

Central Illinois Ballet is directed by veteran ballet dancer Rebekah VonRathonyi and is located at 3117 North Prospect Road in Peoria.