Tyler Junior College

The Nutcracker

Ticket Information

This year marks the 28th Anniversary of The Nutcracker at TJC. To celebrate this milestone, we will be adding a fifth encore performance on Sunday, December 4th!. Invited to join our cast of over 100 TJC and community performers will be two dancers with the world-famous Dance Theater of Harlem, to dance the roles of the Sugar Plum and her Cavalier.

Nutcracker Auditions

We will be holding auditions for anyone interested in performing this Ballet. We require the dancer to be at least 6 years old. Girls please wear a black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes, and boys wear a white t-shirt and black shorts. Every performer should arrive 30 minutes before audition time to fill out the necessary paperwork.

Audition Saturday, September 10th, 2016

  • Ages 6-8 years 10-10:45 a.m.
  • Ages 9-11 years 11-12 p.m.
  • Ages 12+ 12-2 p.m.
  • Adults/ Teens interested in Party scene 2:30-3 p.m.

Audition will be held in the OHPE dance studio 125, on the TJC main campus.

In addition to five public performances, two abbreviated school shows are performed for school age children, home-schooled students, and nursing home residents. These performances educate and enrich community members who may not otherwise get the opportunity to see live dance and music. If your school is interested in these abbreviated performances please contact Carolyn Hanna at chan3@tjc.edu. The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical music and dance!

Nutcracker Performance Dates Ticket pricing
 *in Main seating
  • December 2 - 7 p.m.
  • December 3 - 2 p.m.
  • December 3 - 7 p.m.
  • December 4 - 2 p.m.
  • December 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Reserved Seating - $15-$25
  • TJC students- $10*
  • Senior Citizens (65+)- $10*
  • Children under 12- $10*

    For information on how to donate to this exciting production, contact Carolyn Hanna, 903-510-2483 or chan3@tjc.edu


    Please get your tickets early for best seat placement. We often sell out! 

    Tickets may be purchased online via the links above. Also, starting November 6, tickets can be purchased at the Financial Aid Annex located on the first floor of the White Administrative Services Center on the TJC campus. On-site ticket purchases can be made Monday through Friday 12pm-4pm. You can also call our Nutcracker Hotline at 903-533-5554 to purchase tickets over the phone.