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 ballet, abbreviated 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
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.
Wichita Center for Performing Arts
9112 E. Central Avenue
$25 - Adults (age 17 and up)
$15 - Children
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.