Friday, Dec 10 at 7:00pm
Saturday, Dec 11 at 2:00pm

The O’Shaughnessy

The O’Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave. | St Paul, MN 55105

Best of The Nutcracker!

St. Paul Ballet has created a special edition for our return to the stage, the Best of The Nutcracker! Join us for sprinkles of seasonal magic and joy that will bring cheer to the whole family. Best of The Nutcracker will feature crowd favorites by Lirena Branitski including the Kingdom of the Snow from Act 1, as well as Spanish, Russian, and Waltz of Flowers from the Kingdom of Sweets along with new seasonal gems from choreographers Helen Hatch and Da’Rius Malone. Our dancers are joined by the talented musicians who accompany dance classes all year and they will bring some surprises of their own.

This intimate jewel of a concert is lovingly designed for the audience as we all return to the theater. In just under an hour, without intermission, it is a perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of dance.

So, make time for joy this season and don’t miss this singular event!


To ensure the safety of our patrons, students, artists and staff SPB will be requiring that all guests ages 3 and older wear face masks. Masks must be worn properly over both your nose and mouth. Bandanas and face shields are not sufficient substitutes for masks.

At this time, no changes have been made to our audience capacity. Seats will be assigned.

Also, everyone 12 or older must present proof of EITHER full COVID-19 vaccination, OR a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending an indoor performance or event.

VACCINATION: Patrons may show your physical vaccination card, a digital representation of your vaccination card as a photo, or via the Docket app. Ticket holders under 18 who do not have a photo ID will be admitted with an alternate ID, such as a school ID, or their identity can be confirmed by an accompanying parent/guardian. 


NEGATIVE TEST: Patrons may show a printed or digital copy of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

We ask that guests stay home if they feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to