DECEMBER 8-16, 2018
"Nutcracker Key West 2016" video is available for purchase! 

“Nutcracker Key West 2016" Available online to stream or download, $18. Starring principle dancer Camila Ferrera, with her Cavalier Nurlan Abougaliev.  Over 50 of our very own talented children of Key West shine along side international and local dancers and performers. The live show was filmed during 3 performances from 6 vantage points.

Auditions! September 9th 1:30 - 4pm at Tennessee Williams 

​The Audition for Nutcracker Key West 2018, the largest show in the Florida Keys, will be held at 1:30 pm, September 9th at the Tennessee Williams Theatre Lobby.

The minimum age to perform is 5 yrs old – we cannot accept children who have not turned 5 yrs old by December 1, 2018. There are different requirements for children of different ages and different requirements for the different variations.

For instance for Shrimp gymnastic ability is desired. For the Party scene girl children should have ballet training.

All children: Size is very important because the costumes are already made and the heights of the Party children and Sailors are graduated. I train girls 13-14 yrs old as the maid, a large role in the first scene. If your child dances have them wear ballet slippers.

The cost is $300.00 per child which includes everything except ballet slippers or jazz shoes. If there is more than one child in a family in the show the charge is reduced to $250.00 per child. This fee is a tax-deductible donation to the production.

The rehearsal schedule will be fully posted by August 25th. Currently the main Sunday rehearsals are online.

Nutcracker Key West 2016 Highlights

Nutcracker Key West 2016 Performer Interviews

Nutcracker Key West, produced bi-annually, is the largest community production brought to the stage in Key West. It is produced by Paradise Ballet Theatre Presenters a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. This year 60 of our community's children and adults and 15 professional dancers from around the world will join together again for our 6th year to produce this outstanding historical recreation of Key West's version of the Nutcracker, Nucracker Key West.

This special holiday tradition lives in the hearts and memories of all that participate, view, and give to this amazing show. Nucracker Key West is dazzling and unique with her tiny chickens, humorous roosters, lively shrimp, and brilliant jewels of the Atocha.

Donations can be made here, and pledges may be made via the PayPal buttons. Be a part of the magic and consider sponsoring a part of this piece of our heritage. Please support Nutcracker Key West!
​Thank you to the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys for their generous support of Nutcracker Key West. Their donation will go to rebuild the Christmas Tree in the first act. 
Thanks to Tom Jorris for recreating the Nutcracker used in our performances! These handcrafted Nutcrackers will be available to own! More information coming soon! 

Purchase the 2016 Nutcracker Online! $18 

(If you are unsure of which performance you are looking for, please see cast list below each video after selecting a button above.)
The above link is for a $100 dollar donation. Please e-mail the Executive Producer if you would like to make a donation of another amount - thanks!
Sponsorship & Design work provided by WonderDog Studios
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​Marilyn Weber 
​Kate Miano
​Marriott Beachside
​Blake Hunter
​Dr. John Calleja
​Key West Women's Club
​Ann McKee Artists Fund
​Tourist Development Council
​Gail Murray​
​Pepes Cafe
​Amy Stahl
​Ultimate Racing
​Curry Mansion
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​Andrea Spottswood
​The Ajitahrdaya Gift Fund
​Local Color
​Key Air
​Jean Maun
​The Hyatt Hotel