The Nutcracker

Event Date
Uptown Campus
Dixon Hall
The Nutcracker illustration

Experience the magic of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday adventure in a new, special one-hour production perfect for the entire family.  

From an enchanting party, a dramatic battle and dancing dolls to a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, this magical tale is uniquely brought to life by over 100 participants ages 6-70+ of NOBA’s nationally award-winning 32-year partnership with NORD.  

Throughout the year, NOBA offers tuition-free dance, health and wellness programming to all ages at up to 20 sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. For The Nutcracker Suite, each participating community center or school where classes are taught is assigned a part (angels, mice, soldiers, etc.), and students learn choreography from their respective instructors during the fall. All students come together for the first time the day before the performance for rehearsals at Tulane University. This unique, inter-generational production features NOBA’s Pre-Professional Program students in soloist roles such as Sugarplum and Snow Queen and Senior Dance Fitness Program participants in a special Grandparents dance in the opening scene. Students participate in all productions free of charge, and there is never a fee for costumes.

Ticketing Notice

Seating is Reserved. All audience members must have a ticket, including children and infants. For wheelchair accommodations contact the box office by calling 504.522.0996 x201, M-F, 10am-5pm.