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Mon, Dec 16


Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

RENO Peanutcracker-The Nutcracker Story in at Nutshell

Reno showing for the Peanutcracker, a shortened, narrated version of The Nutcracker just for kids. This performance is in Reno.

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RENO Peanutcracker-The Nutcracker Story in at Nutshell
RENO Peanutcracker-The Nutcracker Story in at Nutshell

Time & Location

Dec 16, 2019, 12:00 PM

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S Virginia St #1921, Reno, NV 89501, USA


About the Event

Taking place in Reno at the Pioneer Center for Performinng Arts. Dress up for this fun holiday show.

The Peanutcracker is a wonderful opportunity to expose your family to the traditional Nutcracker story in a shortened version made just for kids! It's performed by professional dancers and narrated so that kids can follow the storyline. Don't miss this opportunity to see this wonderful, kid-friendly performance put on by the Sierra Nevada Ballet. 

Here's what the SNB says about it on their website: 

"The traditional holiday story of Clara, the Nutcracker and seven headed Rat King, and the Kingdom of Sweets will be brought to the stage in Sierra Nevada Ballet’s PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL. Based on Marius Petipa‘s original ballet “The Nutcracker”, PEANUTCRACKER – THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL is a shorter, 45-minute narrated version that is “designed for families with younger children to introduce them to the wonderful world of ballet,” noted Rosine Bena, Artistic Director of the Sierra Nevada Ballet. Bena wrote and choreographed this traditional holiday show and was awarded a 2015 “Challenge America” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to present this work. After dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy for 25 years, Ms. Bena discovered that “The Nutcracker” was often a child’s first introduction to ballet and the shorter version, complete with its growing Christmas tree and animated storytelling was perfect for very young children."


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