December 9-11, 2022
CWU's McConnell Hall Auditorium

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 his younger siblings animal masks and for 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 bring it back to her. 

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. 




Join us on Sunday November 20th from 10-12 for a magical Land of Sweets Bruncheon!

Enjoy treats made locally by dance families, take photos with ballerinas, and celebrate the coming holiday and upcoming Nutcracker performances!





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