The Community Nutcracker
2012 Marks the 21st Annual Production at the Florida Theatre. Every year, The Community Nutcracker delights audiences of all ages with its holiday classic. More than 200 children from Northeast Florida audition and perform in the production.
The Community Nutcracker’s Fabulous Facts
Performers: 3,076 amateur dancers and 36 professionals have performed in 95 live, full-length performances of The Nutcracker Ballet. Julie Kent of The American Ballet Theatre, who later became a world famous ballerina, starred in the very first production at The Florida Theatre in 1992.
Attendance: Approximately 60,000 students from area schools; 36,000 clients and patients of local nonprofit, community service organizations; and nearly 182,400 guests of all ages have attended performances since 1992.
Outreach: The Community Nutcracker has donated a total of $390,000 to local charities. In addition, Nutcracker dancers have performed and made appearances all over Jacksonville at events such as ArtWalk, Christmas in Avondale, and Christmas in San Marco Square as well at locations such as: Orange Park Mall, The Avenues Mall, The St. Johns Town Center and Riverside Arts Market.
Additional ticket information: $2 off for students or $2 off each ticket for groups, 10 people or more.