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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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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! 



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.



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

Wichita, Kansas


$25 - Adults (age 17 and up)

$15 - Children

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