The Nutcracker

This year marks the 31st Anniversary of The Nutcracker at TJC. To celebrate this milestone, we will be performing at the Caldwell Auditorium in Tyler, TX! Rayleigh Vendt and Walker Martin from the Oklahoma City Ballet will join our cast of over 100 TJC and community performers to perform the roles of Sugarplum and her Cavalier. 

In addition to five performances, one abbreviated school show will be performed for school-aged children and home-schooled students on December 6th at 11 a.m.. 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 this abbreviated performance please contact Carolyn Hanna at The Nutcracker is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical music and dance! 

For information on how to donate to this exciting production, contact Carolyn Hanna, 903-510-2483 or

Buy Nutcracker Tickets


When can I buy tickets to the Nutcracker?

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 1st. Tickets are sold exclusively online.

How early should I arrive at the performance?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance to allow for parking, walking to the theatre, and finding seats. 

Will souvenirs and snacks be available for purchase?

Yes! Concessions, including winter treats and sweets, will be sold at intermission. The Nutcracker gift shop with souvenirs and mementos will be set up in the lobby during intermission, before the show, and after the show. 

How long will the show be?

Performance run time is two hours, including the 15-minute intermission.

What is the proper attire?

Attire can be "Christmas dressy" or casual - that is up to each audience member.

Who is eligible for discounted tickets?

Discounted tickets are available for Seniors (65 and up), Students (12 and under), and current TJC students. Adults do not need to pay for a lap child (we prefer children 2 and under).