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The Short & Suite Nutcracker is packed full of magical memory making experiences for guests to enjoy! In addition to the performance itself, guests are also invited to come early and stay late for some extra holiday magic!

Get swept away in the magic, beauty and grace of this classic holiday tradition. Voted "Wichita's Best Community Event" in 2021 by the Wichita Eagle Readers Choice Awards, 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... it's an interactive holiday experience that families of all ages will enjoy. Featuring the classical holiday balletabbreviated in length, combined with a variety of memory making opportunities, this production will delight guests with the sweetness of the season.

  • Come early to sit on Santa's lap and give him your holiday wish list

    • Santa visits begin 45 minutes prior to showtime  in the theatre and line begins 1 hour prior to showtime. We will have Christmas wish lists available for kids to complete.

  • Pick up a pointe shoe decorating kit to enjoy at home or while you wait

  • Check some items off of your holiday gift list while shopping at local dance boutique, Attitudes Dancewear and other local boutiques

  • Enjoy our interactive, kid-friendly, program and keepsake

  • After the show, interact with costumed dancers and get your program (or pointe shoe!) autographed by your favorite cast members

  • Visit the Land Of Sweets Shoppe for tasty home-baked holiday treats

  • Pose with one of our whimsical holiday backdrops for special family photos 

  • Enjoy a special "Behind the Scenes" filmed feature before the show begins

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CHOREOGRAPHY:

Featuring the breathtaking Snow Scene choreography of local Ballet legend, STAN ROGERS, as well as whimsical original choreography by JANA OWEN, this Nutcracker production may be abbreviated in length, but is certainly not short on quality, professionalism and pure holiday magic! 

 

PERFORMANCE RUNNING TIME:

Running time is approximately 75 minutes, including a short intermission. The performance includes voiced narration during the interludes to enhance the story telling for young audiences.

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY:  

This 5th annual Short & Suite Nutcracker features dancers ranging in age from 6 through 18 who are members of Midwest Dance Mechanix' two speciality performance companies. It will also feature several

special Guest Artists in featured roles.

LOCATION:

Wichita Center for Performing Arts

9112 E. Central Avenue

Wichita, Kansas

TICKETS:

$25 - Adults (age 17 and up)

$15 - Children

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Welcome!
Welcome!

Owners, Ryan & Jana Owen with our resident Santa!

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The Suite Shoppe
The Suite Shoppe

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!

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YUM!
YUM!

A sampling of some of the delicious hand baked treats available in our Suite Shoppe

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Pointe Shoe Kits
Pointe Shoe Kits

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!

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All Wrapped Up
All Wrapped Up

Design your own kit or purchase a pre-packaged kit

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Make a Memory
Make a Memory

Tiny guest love getting to pick out their own "fancy" decorations to create their own pointe shoe souvenir.

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Photo Ops
Photo Ops

Capture the memories with one of our festive backdrops

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Smile!
Smile!
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Santa Drop
Santa Drop

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!

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Autographs!
Autographs!

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!

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Signed!
Signed!

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!

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Sugarplum Bouquets
Sugarplum Bouquets

Our Sugarplum bouquets are the perfect way to say "Bravo!" to a cast member or to take home for some holiday cheer.

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SHOP!
SHOP!

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.

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Sweet Merch
Sweet Merch

Our Nutcracker apparel is darling and is available for sale... another perfect way to check items off of your holiday gift list!

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Visit Santa!
Visit Santa!

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.

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MAGICAL MEMORIES

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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