Metropolitan Ballet's The Nutcracker

Dates and Times:

Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM


Concert Hall

Running Time:

 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission


Starting at $15
All ages welcome!
(Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket, but must remain in your lap during the performance.)

Metropolitan Ballet is excited to return to Century II this year for in-person performances of The Nutcracker! Artistic Director, Jill Landrith, continues her decade’s long tradition in Wichita, Kansas bringing this holiday classic to life. Clara and her Prince will grace the stage along with a myriad of exciting characters from all over the magic land of the Sugarplum Fairy.

Featuring a cast of local and area dancers, Metropolitan Ballet is honored to bring Guest Artists from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alicia Mae Holloway and Dylan Santos, as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier.

All ages will be delighted from the fun of a holiday party in Victorian times to the thrill of seeing a Christmas tree magically grow on stage as mice and stuffed animals come to life to battle in Clara’s living room. A classic Snow scene and spectacular performances from characters in the Land of Sweets round out this family-friendly ballet.

More about Guest Artists:
Alicia Mae Holloway, most recently featured in Season 25 of the Bachelor, has trained at the School of American Ballet and is in her 6th season as a member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Dylan Santos is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil and has trained extensively at Centro de Artes Pavilhao D. Professional experience includes the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Houston Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Paris Opera Ballet.

More about Artistic Director, Jill Landrith:
Jill began her studies in dance with her mother, June Landrith and has been teaching dance since 1978. She served as Artistic Director of Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita (now known as Ballet Wichita) for twenty years, after being Associate Artistic Director for five years, and has been the Artistic Director for Metropolitan Ballet since the company originated in 2018.