JOIN US FOR OUR 6TH SEASON OF MAGICAL MEMORIES
Whether it's a long standing tradition or a first time experience, The Short & Suite Nutcracker will delight guests of all ages with the sweetness of the season. From the moment you step into the festive lobby, magic & memories abound! Voted Wichita's Best Annual Event in 2021 and 2022, Midwest Dance Mechanix' abbreviated production of The Nutcracker is a holiday "must do" family event.
The Short & Suite Nutcracker is MORE than just a performance!
Guests are invited to come early and stay late to enjoy a variety of special memory-making experiences.
Santa makes a special visit to the theatre 45 minutes prior to each show and we offer special wish lists for our young guests to share with him. After the performance, featured members from the cast will be in the theatre to interact, sign autograph pages (from our special interactive program) and take pictures with our guests. Our lobby is adorned with candy coated decor galore and has multiple places for fun photo ops. Pointe shoe decorating kits, souvenir merchandise and retail offerings from Attitudes Dancewear are available throughout the performance PLUS you won't want to miss the delectable "sweet treats"
available for snacking in our specialty curated "Sweet Shoppe".
Experience the magic that has made this performance "WICHITA'S BEST ANNUAL EVENT" FOR 2 YEARS RUNNING!
Owners, Ryan & Jana Owen with our resident Santa!
Stocked with dozens upon dozens of delicious confections made by local area bakers and culinary artists, our Suite Shoppe is a treat for the eyes and the mouth!
A sampling of some of the delicious hand baked treats available in our Suite Shoppe
Make your own Pointe Shoe decorating kit! Guests will love this special souvenir...pick your own decorations to design your special commemorative pointe shoe... tied up in a special bag with candy to top it off!
Design your own kit or purchase a pre-packaged kit
Tiny guest love getting to pick out their own "fancy" decorations to create their own pointe shoe souvenir.
Capture the memories with one of our festive backdrops
Guests can make their holiday wish lists and hand deliver it to Santa before the show or drop it in his mailbox after the show. He even writes letters back to our guests!
After the show, our guests are invited to interact with our cast members for pictures, Nutcracker signings or autographs. Our interactive program has a special "autograph" section for guests to enjoy after the show!
Our interactive and commemorative programs include fun activities for kids to enjoy while they wait and at home after the show... and the autograph page is an extra special way to memorialize their experience!
Our Sugarplum bouquets are the perfect way to say "Bravo!" to a cast member or to take home for some holiday cheer.
Our local dance boutique, Attitudes, will be on site with an assortment of holiday gifts and treasures. Other local area vendors will also be on site with special holiday specials to help you mark a few items off of your holiday gift list.
Our Nutcracker apparel is darling and is available for sale... another perfect way to check items off of your holiday gift list!
Santa arrives in our Nutcracker theatre 45 minutes prior to every show! Come early to complete your wish list and then hand deliver it to the jolly old man himself! Plenty of time for photo ops as well.