Reviews – World Premiere of “The Nutcracker”

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“World premiere of Kansas City Ballet’s new “Nutcracker” is a visual spectacle.” The Kansas City Star

“Devon Carney’s choreography is athletic and often arresting as he fills stage with dancers.” The Kansas City Star

“The Nutcracker reigns supreme as the wonderful holiday classic of choice especially here in the states and in Kansas City.” The Pitch

“Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” exceeded all expectations. It stayed true to the magic and wonderment of the production, while adding in its own surprises and comedy to keep the audience entranced. It was not merely a show or production, but rather an experience that can put anyone in the holiday spirit.” KC Metropolis

“KC Ballet’s new ‘Nutcracker’ is boisterous, dazzling fun.” KC Independent 

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All New Nutcracker Days Away!

Boston Ballet

It’s not too late to get tickets!

We are closing in on the debut of Artistic Director Devon Carney’s all-new production of The Nutcracker which runs December 5th through the 24th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Pick a performance and treat your loved ones to a new Kansas City tradition.

“There’s so much energy with this event right now,” artistic director Devon Carney said. “It’s all new. No one has seen it before. Even the dancers and the designers, we’re all discovering the show for the first time here in the theatre and it’s been such an exciting process.”

Hurry and get your tickets HERE! This will be a holiday spectacle you won’t want to miss!

“The Nutcracker:” Costumes Coming to Life

From a sketchbook to the stage, it is here that we see the magic truly come to life. Before the dancers grace the stage in your favorite production of The Nutcracker, costume designers go to work creating all-new sketches for the upcoming show.

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View new episodes of KCPT’s Arts Upload featuring costume designer Holly Hynes on her path to designing costumes.

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