More than 100 professional dancers and children dance and dream through lands inspired by the magic of the holidays

An extraordinary experience for all ages, whether this is your first Nutcracker or your 25th, with magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes trickling from the sky and dances from around the world. Don't forget to bring your cameras to meet the characters after each performance. There are four seating options—Premier ($72) and Sections A ($43), B ($22) and C (just $7.)

who's who in the cast?

Clara - Hideko Karasawa (Fri night, Sat mat) / Lauren Pschirrer (Sat night, Sun mat) 

Nutcracker - John Deming (Fri night, Sat mat) / Sergio Masero-Olarte (Sat night, Sun mat) 

Sugar Plum - Crystal Brothers (Fri night, Sat mat) / Virginia Ramey (Sat night, Sun mat) 

Cavalier - Rafael Ferreras (Fri night, Sat mat) / Brandon Ramey (Sat night, Sun mat)

special events:

  • Triple the Tinsel Ticket | Through November 20 only!
    Back by popular demand, enjoy a family ticket for only $99. Simply pick the "triple the tinsel" ticket for the date of the Nutcracker performance you want, then select either the $159 premier seats or $99 section A seats. Each "ticket" includes: 
4 tickets to Nutcracker (Friday or Saturday performances only), 
4 tickets to the Memphis Zoo's Zoo Lights, and 
1 car through Shelby Farm's Orion Starry Nights. 
  • Nutcracker Tea: The Land of Snow | November 29, 2p, The Peabody Hotel Venetian Room
    Dance with Nutcracker characters, enjoy games and crafts, join in the silent auction, and of course delectable treats await! SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!
  • Character Meet & Greet | Dec. 4-6
    Join us in The Orpheum lobby (in the main concession/boutique area) immediately after each performance to have photos and autographs with Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum and more. Personal cameras allowed, and please share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter!
  • School Matinees | Dec. 3rd & 4th, 9:45a both days.
    Please call The Orpheum education department to book your seats today.

Event Details

The Orpheum
12 / 04-06 / 15
Showtimes 2p & 7:30p
Length approx. 2 hrs.