Nutcracker in a Nutshell…never the same but always true to the classic Nutcracker story!

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Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Rat Queen and travel to The Land of the Sweets in the holiday classic Nutcracker in a Nutshell.  Designed to delight audiences of all ages, Nutcracker in a Nutshell is a shorter, family-friendly version of the traditional Nutcracker ballet.


MAGIC Dance Company, Louisville’s premier youth dance company, will perform Nutcracker in a Nutshell at the magnificent Louisville Palace Theater on December 1st at 2:00pm. The ballet has something for everyone…a delightful party scene, a suspenseful battle between mice and soldiers and the wonderful fantasy of the Land of Sweets. 


Debuting new choreography and staging for 2018, Nutcracker in a Nutshell brings the classic Nutcracker story to life in a refreshing, new way. This year, we will be featuring guest dancers as Drosselmeyer and our Nutcracker Prince, and for the 4th year in a row, we are collaborating with Cirque Louis and will perform a silk aerialist routine in our second act. Enjoy the tradition of Nutcracker in a Nutshell while experiencing the excitement of the new production!


Nutcracker in a Nutshell performance is on Saturday, December 1st at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices for the production are $20.00 for adults and $12.50 for children (18 and under).  Information on the show, photo galleries from past productions and ticket information is available at either Nutcracker in a Nutshell website ( or through the Louisville Palace Theater (



About Making Art Grow In Children (MAGIC)

MAGIC, Inc. is a non-profit Youth Dance Company designed to develop, expand and promote dance education and performance opportunities for children in our community.  It is the vision for MAGIC, Inc. to educate while entertaining our growing community.  MAGIC is comprised of dancers age six to eighteen.  The programs and performances produced by MAGIC provide our young dancers the opportunity to develop and study dance in a positive and disciplined atmosphere while spreading the joy found in the art of dance.