The 11th Annual Green Mountain Nutcracker

Saturday, December 16 at 7pm
Sunday, December 17 at 2pm

TO ORDER TICKETS: Visit the Barre Opera House online, barreoperahouse.org or call the box office at 802-476-8188.

Experience the joy of one of Vermont’s most cherished traditions, The Green Mountain Nutcracker, a classic holiday ballet with an enchanting local twist.

Join Marie on a magical adventure, as she follows the Nutcracker Prince from her Vermont home through snow-enchanted forests to the magical Land of the Sweets. Whether you’re seeing it for the first or the eleventh time, The Green Mountain Nutcracker will transport you to a familiar-made-fantastical world. From the boisterous loggers to the Maple Sugar fairy, you’ll delight in the many colorful, local characters that give this interpretation its name.

Now in its 11th year, this one-of-a-kind production features an all-ages, 60-member cast of professional company dancers and scores of local students, all-original choreography by Christine Harris, Willow Wonder, Avi Waring, Natalie Wheeler, and Vladimir Roje, set to both Tchaikovsky’s familiar score and original music by Vermont musician, Colin McCaffrey, as well as a delightful array of locally made sets and costumes.

Set in Vermont in the 1970s, this close-to-home and dear-to-heart northern rendition of the classic story continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Make memories, and create your own annual tradition, with friends and family at one of Vermont’s most beloved holiday performances.

The School

Our mission is to bring quality dance education to all ages. Our goal is to teach students how the body works (biomechanics) while focusing on developing a strong center, energy awareness and creativity for a healthy mind, body and spirit.

The Company

The Company’s mission is to create an artistic community focused around dance. We offer a creative and fun experience which is also physically and artistically challenging. Dancers participate in classes, rehearsals and performances. Our goal is to share dance as a performing art to the wider community.