The very first ballet I ever say was the Nutcracker. I was about eight or nine. I got to get all dressed up and my grandparents took me, just like they did with all the grandkids (well, the girls anyway). While, if I’m being honest, I don’t remember much of the actual ballet, I do remember loving it.

Municipal Ballet Holiday Event Salt Lake City

I’ve written about the Municipal Ballet a couple time before. For the holiday season, they were inspired by the McCune Mansion to reimagine the classic holiday story of the Nutcracker. For this immersive event, the “23-year-old Clara Silverhouse hosts a holiday party at her childhood home, drinks a bit too much absinthe and has an amazing adventure-filled dream.” I knew that Clara knew how to have a good time.

Salt Lake City Municipal Ballet Event

Every Municipal Ballet event is incredible and this one was no exception. They way they take classically trained dancers and choreography and put it a unique twist on it makes ballet approachable and utterly interesting.

Municipal Ballet SLC Events

On top of a fantastic ballet production, Municipal Ballet always teams up with a great musical group. For River of Rosewater, local band Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, who put an incredible spin on the beloved Nutcracker score.

Salt Lake City Pixie and the Partygrass Boys

If you ever get a chance, I highly recommend catching one of the Municipal Ballet events.

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