Sugar Plum Fairies and Mouse Kings, Cavaliers and Snow Queens.

El Paso Ballet Theatre will be putting its spin on the classic holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker,” the first weekend of December.

If it’s not Christmas in your world unless you see The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy performed live, then you’ll want to make it to one of the three scheduled performances, because this year’s production by the El Paso Ballet Theatre will be the only “Nutcracker” in town as the famed Moscow Ballet is not bringing "The Great Russian Nutcracker" our way this year.

Make no mistake, though, it’s not like you’re settling. The home-grown production features professional guest dancers and very talented local ballet dancers.

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Friday, December 3, through Sunday, December 5, journey through an enchanted winter wonderland with the aspiring young dancers as they perform their annual production of the world’s best-known ballet at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium – a production they’ve been putting on since 2009.

Formerly known as El Paso Youth Ballet, the El Paso Ballet Theatre production will feature gorgeous sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s magical score which includes the beloved Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.


Full-length performance of the beloved holiday classic, the Nutcracker

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Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5 at 2:30 p.m.


Magoffin Auditorium on the UTEP campus


$20 - $35 plus taxes and fees can be purchased online or at the UTEP Ticket Center.

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