Nutcracker Told Fantasy Style– State Theatre


Posted on 29th November, by ParkandShop

Take Tchaikovsky’s moving score from the Nutcracker Suite and shake it up with The Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT) and outlandish, beautiful imagination, and what comes out is Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy.

As the Minnesota Dance Theatre website describes it: “Once again, imaginative minds everywhere are flocking to Minnesota’s outlandish holiday favorite. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by MDT company, guest artists and children of the School, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky in the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra led by Philip Brunelle. Continuing its tradition of enchanting audiences, Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy remains one of Minnesota’s most treasured holiday events.”

Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy is the longest-running holiday arts event in Minnesota history. The State Theatre offers tickets to six shows from Friday, December 14th – Sunday, December 23rd. Tickets are $30 – $75, available through the State Theatre Box Office. For discounted downtown Minneapolis parking, the Park and Shop ramps only cost $6 after 4 pm Monday – Saturday and all day Sundays.