Ballet Hawaiʻi’s annual Nutcracker performances continue with their unique Hawaiian theme this December.
Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet will once again be set in the 1858 Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. Four performances are scheduled at Blaisdell Concert Hall Friday through Sunday, December 14, 15 and 16.
With choreography by Septime Webre, Ballet Hawaii welcomes back guest artists from New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Carolina Ballet including principal dancers Margaret Severin-Hansen and Richard Krusch. A new addition, Karel Cruz will play characters David Kalakaua and Lohiau. A former Pacific Northwest Ballet principal, Karel will also be joined by his Cuban classmate Yosbel Delgado. This impressive cast of over 175 dancers will include Ballet Hawaiʻi alumna Noelani Pantastico alongside her Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Lesley Rausch and Lucien Postlewaite. Veteran Joaquin DeLuz also returns for this famous production accompanied by The Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra.
Ballet Hawaiʻi Nutcracker schedule at Blaisdell Concert Hall:
Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at Blaisdell Box Office as well as other Ticketmaster locations.