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December 9-11, 2022
CWU's McConnell Hall Auditorium
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The Nutcracker Brings Holiday Magic to Ellensburg

The shadow of war hangs over the Stahlbaum Family as the eldest brother, Alexander prepares to leave with his battalion. His siblings, twin sister Clara, Adelaide, Fritz and Marie, crowd around him to say goodbye. Before he leaves, he gives Clara a special gift; a music box that plays their favorite waltz. Clara puts the key to the music box around Alexander’s neck with a promise for him to come back safely from war so they can dance together again. 

Holiday magic comes to life during The Nutcracker, presented by Ellensburg Dance Ensemble (EDE) and Central Washington University (CWU). A young girl’s enchanted gift leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score. The Nutcracker comes to Ellensburg December 9th-11th at CWU’s McConnell Auditorium. 

The Production Team

Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors

Main Stage Sponsor $5,000-$10,000

  • Kittitas County Consolidated Lodging Tax

Spotlight Sponsors $1,000-$4,999

  • Jill Scheffer
  • DR Construction
  • Ellensburg Arts Commission
  • Ellensburg Pasta Company
  • Kittitas Valley Hospital
  • Kittitas Environmental Education Network

Orchestra Sponsor $499-$999

  • D&M Coffee
  • MacRae Financial Services
  • Christy’s Customs

Backstage Sponsors $250-$499

  • Annie Blackburn
  • Anderton Law Firm
  • Mountain View Dental Center
  • Cashmere Valley Bank
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brick & Mortar Real Estate
  • Parker Orthodontics
  • Jim Denison
  • Whole Health Pharmacy
  • The UPS Store
  • Valley Psychological Services

Community Sponsors Up to $249

  • Becky Cortese
  • Fabiola Serra
  • Kelleher Motor
  • Patti Townsend
  • Patrick Nolan
  • Sliders Sports Lounge
  • Ginny & Paul Sorenson