Ballet Chelsea presents The Nutcracker on Dec. 3-4 & 10-11, 2016 in Chelsea, Michigan


A classic holiday tradition for audiences of all ages!

Ballet Chelsea is pleased to present its 19th annual performance of The Nutcracker on December 3-4 & 10-11, 2016. This annual production is a full-length, narrated ballet, choreographed by Ballet Chelsea Artistic Director Wendi DuBois. Audiences young and old from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Jackson, Dexter, Saline, Canton, and all over southeastern Michigan return year after year for this family holiday favorite.

Join delighted audiences of all ages as accomplished dancers bring this classic story to life. From Christmas Eve festivities at the Stahlbaum’s, complete with godfather Drosselmeier and his charming mechanical dolls, to a fierce midnight battle, and on to the enchanted Kingdom of Sweets, Ballet Chelsea’s dancers captivate audiences with their energy and artistry.

A special Sugar Plum Tea is offered on Sunday, December 4 and Sunday, December 11 at 12:30pm, prior to the 2pm matinee. At each show, audience can stroll the sparkling Commons during intermission to enjoy live music, gourmet chocolates and beverages, and browse our Snow Shop.

Due to popular demand, Ballet Chelsea adds an additional weekend of The Nutcracker performances!

Growing every year in popularity, tickets to Ballet Chelsea’s performances of The Nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Tea sell quickly. In response to popular demand, Ballet Chelsea is pleased to have added a second weekend of performances so even more audiences will be able to experience the magic of The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker will be performed at the CHS Performing Arts Complex, 740 N Freer Rd., Chelsea, Michigan.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets to The Nutcracker may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Ballet Chelsea Studios in Chelsea, Michigan. Ticket prices for adults are $20, and senior/student/child tickets are $15. Group ticket prices are also available.

The Nutcracker Performances

Saturday, December 3 at 2pm
Saturday, December 3 at 7pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2pm
Saturday, December 10 at 7pm
Sunday, December 11 at 2pm


Sugar Plum Tea

Join us for a festive event prior to the Sunday matinee. The Sugar Plum Tea features fancy desserts and dancers mingling in costume. Dress for the occasion and bring your little Sugar Plum to this delightful addition to The Nutcracker.

Sunday, December 4 at 12:30pm, prior to the 2pm matinee
Sunday, December 11 at 12:30pm, prior to the 2pm matinee


Buy tickets by phone or in person

Contact Ballet Chelsea at our studio to purchase tickets by phone or in person:

Ballet Chelsea Studios
1050 S. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118