Mama and Marie

Nutcracker (not so) Suite

JSB presents the Ballet of the Dolls production
$25 - $45
Ticket Prices: 
Tier 1 -$45
Tier 2 - $35
Senior/17 & Under Tier 1 - $35
Senior/17 & Under Tier 2 - $25
Goodale Theater
*Naughty Nutcracker performances Dec. 11 and 19!!

JSB rings in the holidays with Myron Johnson’s off-kilter Nutcracker (not so) Suite, a coming-of-age tale much closer to E.T.A. Hoffman’s original, grittier story than the Sugar Plum Fairy version many of us know today. Johnson’s highly inventive and irreverent production is set in the 60’s, beginning on the Upper-East-Side and careening into a beatnik downtown vibe with a life-size Barbie doll. The production is full of colorful characters all accompanied by a musical mash-up of hip-hop, R&B, contemporary tracks, and Christmas carols. Sewell’s invitation to collaborate with Johnson (who was James’ first dance teacher) gives this Twin Cities Dolls’ holiday tradition a new twist for its first JSB Season at The Cowles Center. For a somewhat racier version choose Naughty Nutcracker on Friday, December 11 or Saturday December 19.

**The production includes one intermission and the performance does involve the use of haze.

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Dec 17
Thu @ 8:00pm
Dec 18
Fri @ 8:00pm
Dec 19
Sold Out
Sat @ 8:00pm
Dec 20
Sun @ 2:00pm

Take a closer look

Check out our Nutcracker (not so) Suite pinterest board here to get a closer look at this long-time Minnesota holiday favorite!