Jersey City Nutcracker

NimbusPRESENTS the 8th annual Jersey City Nutcracker an adapted narrative of the classic holiday ballet. Set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned orchestral score but set in current-day Jersey City, JC Nutcracker reaches contemporary audiences with magic, enchantment and fun!  Jersey City Nutcracker tells the story of two children’s adventure, following them through fantasy, adversity and celebration with lessons about friendship and community along the way. With a youth cast of over 100 student performers, Jersey City Nutcracker brings the community together to create and perform this family-friendly and professional series of performances.

Performance Dates: December 12-17, 2017

Goldman Sachs is the Lead Sponsor of Jersey City Nutcracker 2017.


Role Descriptions

Cookies (Age 4-5, Level I) : Tuesday 4:55 -5:25 or Saturday 11:15 -11:45

Always the cutest part of the JC Nutcracker, the Cookies dance in the Second Act. Cookies are the children of Mama Cannoli and come out from underneath her enormous skirt to perform a high spirited and energetic dance of their own. Cookies also join the entire cast onstage during the finale.


Angels (Age 6-8, Level II) : Monday 5:05-5:45 or Saturday 12:40 - 1:20

Usher our story’s protagonists into a more beautiful Jersey City under the watchful eye of the Statue of Liberty. This section offers more complex choreography and musical dancing to the Nutcracker’s beautiful Tchaikovsky score.


Rats & Bullies/ B-Boys & B-Girls (Ages 7-18) : Friday 5:05 - 6:00

Engage in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Perform contemporary and hip hop choreography as the Nutcracker and the Rat King Battle it out.