Boasting Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa bring the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) this magical season.

Whether this is your first Nutcracker, or your 50th, the holidays will not be complete without a visit to the Historic Adler Theatre to cheer on Clara and her prince as they battle the fearsome Rat Queen, and travel through the magical Land of Snow to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Kingdom of the Sweets.


Saturday Dec 14 at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday Dec 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Join the dancers and musicians for an afterglow at Hotel Blackhawk following the performance)

Sunday Dec 15 at 2:30 p.m.


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