The Nutcracker 2023 - Ballet Hawaii
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The Nutcracker 2023

Ballet Hawaii's performance of The Nutcracker sold out all three nights of its run in Honolulu in December 2022!

You do not want to miss this extraordinary holiday tradition this Winter, for the first time ever, at the Blaisdell Arena!

Our students are so excited to experience this incredible opportunity to perform alongside professional dancers from the top ballet companies throughout the country.

We hope you’ll share in the magic and join us December 8th-10th for our 2023 production of The Nutcracker!


December 8-10, 2023

Neal S Blaisdell Arena

Ticket information TBA


Celebrate the Holidays with Ballet Hawaii’s lavish Hawaiian-themed Nutcracker presented in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawaii. The production is choreographed by Septime Webre with guest artists from New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Eugene Ballet and accompanied by members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra.


What better way to celebrate the Holidays than by combining a timeless Nutcracker with the grandeur and elegance of the Hawaiian monarchy? Audiences can anticipate all the traditional holiday dances, but with historical characterizations of Washington Place resident Mary Dominis and Hawaii’s beloved Queen Lili’uokalani. In this production, the flowers are Crown Flowers, Hibiscus and Plumeria. The birds are I’iwi and new island animal performers are introduced, such as the Honu (sacred Hawaiian Turtle). The toy soldier uniforms are patterned after those of the Royal Guard and the famous Waltz of the Snowflakes takes place atop the slopes of Mauna Kea.  It is truly a delight to behold!

Images courtesy of Kristen Hirota


Neal S Blaisdell Arena