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Midwest Dance Mechanix is proud to present its 2nd annual "Short & Suite Nutcracker". Get swept away in the magic, beauty and grace of this holiday tradition that is perfect for families of all ages.

The Short & Suite Nutcracker is more than a just a performance... its 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, the Short & Suite Nutcracker will delight guests with the sweetness of the season!


Enjoy "Sweets with Santa" and share your holiday wish list with him while listening to live holiday carols sung by our talented Music Theatre students.  While waiting for the curtain to open, young guests will be entertained with an interactive Nutcracker story "playbill" and can participate in a holiday "sing-along".



Guests will be transported to a magical world featuring dancing dolls, mischievous mice, stunning snowflakes, and a Land filled with delectable sweets from around the world.  With musical interludes that include voiced narration, children will be entertained by this classic holiday story and will leave with visions of Sugarplums dancing in their heads! 



The experience isn't over!  Guests can participate in an autograph session and Nutcracker signing with the cast, visit the "Land of Sweets Shoppe" for fresh baked holiday sweets, pose for a family picture in front of our magical backdrop or mark some items off or your holiday shopping list at the Attitudes Dancewear boutique. 



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


$18 Adults & $12 Children


Friday, December 6th: 6 pm

Saturday, December 7th: 2 pm

Saturday, December 7th: 6 pm

Sunday, December 8th: 2 pm


Wichita Center for Performing Arts

9112 E. Central Ave.

Wichita, KS 67206

Performance running time is approximately 75 minutes and includes an intermission.

Midwest Dance Mechanix is proud to offer the Wichita community a family focused Nutcracker experience that promises to be your favorite holiday tradition!  The Short & Suite Nutcracker is an abbreviated performance that is perfect for children of all ages. All of your favorite characters and scenes are included in the performance plus lots of fun "extras".  Before and after the performance, guests can participate in a variety of interactive memory-making experiences including Nutcracker signings with the cast (bring your own or purchase one at the show), special photo opportunities, "Land of Sweets Shoppe", Nutcracker retail items available from Attitudes, "Sweets with Santa", autograph books, and MORE!

While this Nutcracker is slightly shorter in length, it is not short on quality or holiday magic!  For those Nutcracker enthusiasts who love the breathtaking Snow Scene choreography that Stan Rogers previously brought to the Friends University stage each December, they can see his holiday magic come to life on the Wichita Center for Performing Arts stage this December!  Recently retired as the Director of the Friends University Ballet program, Mr. Rogers has brought his talent and passion to Midwest Dance Mechanix and his beloved Snow Scene & Waltz of the Flowers choreography will be featured in this Nutcracker performance.  The Short & Suite Nutcracker will also feature choreography by Jana Owen and dancers, ranging in age from 6 - 18, from Midwest Dance Mechanix' two speciality performance companies.  It is sure to be an impressive, high quality Nutcracker option that families will love!


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