Today, The Nutcracker is one of the most popular ballet performances in the world. But you may be surprised that critics in the 1800s and composer Pytor Tchaikovsky would’ve never predicted this. Here are some additional facts about The Nutcracker ballet you may not know.
From the sweet Sugar Plum Fairy to the mischievous Mouse King, find out who your holiday alter ego is from Ballet Arizona’s iconic ballet The Nutcracker!
The Nutcracker ballet is based on two tales: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by German author E.T.A. Hoffman and a French version of this tale, The Nutcracker of Nuremburg, written by Alexander Dumas Pere.