Nutcracker in Wonderland

This show is open to middle school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm


Huss Center for the Performing Arts
1712 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

About the Show

Ballet Co.Laboratory presents your holiday favorite with a whimsical twist! Nutcracker in Wonderland tells the story of grown-up Clara home from college for the holidays. During her family’s annual party, she re-encounters her grade school friend Patty. Together they rediscover the magic of their childhood and realize the freedom possible within adulthood. In true Nutcracker form, nutty Uncle Drosselmeyer brings the Mouse Queen and King to life, along with other Wonderland creatures. Clara and Patty waltz through the Land of Snowflakes and meet all of your Wonderland favorites including the mischievous Cheshire Cat, the ever-late White Rabbit, the mesmerizing Caterpillar, and the spiteful Queen of Hearts.

This show is appropriate for all ages.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to middle school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Ballet Co.Laboratory, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • The classic tale of the nutcracker is combined with the classic tale of a wonderland. How might the joining of two stories alter the flavor or experience of each? What are other notable combinations you have seen or heard of?
  • In this version of the story, Clara is home from college, and reconnects with her childhood sense of wonder. How is it that people can lose touch with that sense of wonder as they get older? How might they get it back?

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Short sample of the show