A holiday tradition continues when Hawaii Ballet Theatre presents its 39th annual production of The Nutcracker. Guest artists from the mainland and our finest local professionals will join more than a hundred other dancers appearing as Cakebearers, Bonbons, Flowers, Snowflakes and other delightful confections. Critics have hailed this ballet as "storytelling at its best... full of magic and grandeur".

Matinees are followed by a free “Sugarplum Tea with Santa”, where the audience can meet the dancers in costume for photos and autographs. Special student discounts are offered for evening performances.

This production is sometimes called the “Leeward Nutcracker” because it has been performed for many years at the Leeward Theatre, presently undergoing renovation. So this is an opportunity to see HBT’s magnificent ballet, as “the Leeward Nutcracker comes to town”.