Welcome to The Community Nutcracker of Jacksonville!
2015 Marks the 24th Annual Production at the Florida Theatre
Every year, The Community Nutcracker delights audiences of all ages with its holiday classic.
More than 200 children from Northeast Florida audition and perform in the production.
In addition, The Community Nutcracker issues 2,000 free tickets to various Jacksonville
agencies and organizations to attend a Community Service Night performance.
Residents and clients from area nursing homes and nonprofit agencies are also able
to attend the ballet.
The Community Nutcracker's Fabulous Facts
Performers: More than 4,300 local and 36 professionals have performed in 95 live, full-length performances of The Nutcracker Ballet. Julie Kent of The American Ballet Theatre, who later became a world famous ballerina, starred in the very first production at The Florida Theatre in 1992.
Attendance: Approximately 60,000 students from area schools; 36,000 clients and patients of local nonprofit, community service organizations; and nearly 182,400 guests of all ages have attended performances since 1992.
Outreach: In the past 23 years, Community Nutcracker has donated a total of $475,000 to local charities. In addition, Nutcracker dancers have performed and made appearances all over Jacksonville at events such as ArtsWalk, Christmas in Avondale, and Christmas in San Marco Square as well at locations such as: Orange Park Mall, The Avenues Mall, The St. Johns Town Center and Riverside Arts Market.