Mendocino Ballet presents a delightful holiday tradition!

The Nutcracker comes to life under the direction of Mendocino Ballet’s Artistic Director, Trudy McCreanor, with beautiful sets, colorful costumes and entertaining choreography, which changes each year. This is a truly delightful holiday treat, certain to enchant audiences of all ages!

A joyous Christmas celebration at the home of the Staulbaum family where beautiful life-size dolls come to life under the magic of Clara's Godfather, Herr Drossselmeyer. Next, an action packed battle scene takes place between mice and toy soldiers, and the Nutcracker Doll is turned into a handsome prince. These are but a few of the surprises in the first part of this fanciful ballet. The Nutcracker Prince next leads young Clara into the magical land of Snow and on to the Kingdom of Sweets where exotic performers from far away lands dance in the court of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg
Dec. 13 at 7 pm
Dec. 14 at 2 pm

Mendocino College Center Theatre, Ukiah

Dec. 19 at 7 pm
Dec. 20 at 2 pm & 7 pm
Dec. 21 at 2 pm

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors over 65, and $10 for children/students under 18.  Tickets can be purchased at the Mendocino Ballet or Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah, Goods’ Stamp Shoppe in Willits, Out of This World in Mendocino, and Pippi's Longstockings or Harvest Market in Fort Bragg. Tickets can also be purchased here on our website under our Calendar. A $1 surcharge is applied to tickets purchased online or paid for with a credit card.