Upcoming nutcracker production at Blaisdell

HONOLULU (KHON) — Ballet Hawaii’s popular production, The Nutcracker, returns to the stage after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The audience sees the classic story with a unique Hawaiian twist.

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Set in 1858 in the Kingdom of Hawai’i, Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet captures the elegance and grandeur of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Artistic director Pamela Taylor Tongg said the inspiration for the production stems from an 1858 Christmas Eve children’s party at Washington Place hosted by Mary Dominis.

“It is wonderful to be able to work with the young dancers and to see the excitement of finally being able to perform again after three years,” said Taylor Tongg.

“The year 2019 was our last performance at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. We rehearsed every day and every week!”

In addition to local dancers from Ballet Hawaii, the company welcomes guest artists from New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Eugene Ballet and Carolina Ballet.

Ballet Hawaii’s Nutcracker Performances at Blaisdell Concert Hall:

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m
Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m
Sunday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m

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Ticket prices are $40 to $125 and can also be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office
Ticketmaster locations. For more information, visit or call (800) 745-3000.

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