Whiting Auditorium

The Nutcracker

Location:  Whiting Auditorium

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Timothy Muffitt, Conductor  •  Tara Gragg, Artistic Director

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has been a family holiday tradition for decades. The story of Clara, a young girl swept away to a magical land of adventure, is a joy for adults and children alike. Clara’s family Christmas Eve party features stately dances and lifelike mechanical dolls made by Clara’s mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Drosselmeyer’s magic ushers in an army of mice at the stroke of midnight, as the Christmas tree grows and Clara’s beloved nutcrackers spring to life.

The second act sweeps Clara away to the magical Land of Sweets, where she enjoys performances from the regal Sugar Plum Fairy and her subjects. The joy, beauty and adventure of The Nutcracker has something for the whole family to enjoy. Join the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts ballet students, and professional guest artists from Collage Dance Collective in celebrating this beloved holiday tradition.

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  • Photography

    No photography or videography is allowed during this performance.

  • Walkers & Wheelchairs

    Walkers & Wheelchairs: Due to (firecode), wheelchairs and walkers are only allowed in the accessible seating area and cannot be parked in the aisles.

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  • No re-entry

    No Re-entry. Once your ticket has been scanned, please plan to stay and enjoy the entire performance. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter.

  • Smoke/vape free zone

    Smoke-Free Zones. All FIM venues are smoke-free. Per Michigan Law, Public Act 188, smoking is not allowed inside a venue or within 20 feet from the entrance to the building. Violators will be asked to leave. Vape-Free Zones. Vaping is not allowed anywhere within the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.

  • Weapon free zone

    Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.

  • Assistive Listening Devices

    Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. These devices are available from the FIM Whiting Auditorium lobby desk. A driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another form of security deposit is required.

  • Familiarization Tours

    Familiarization tours are offered to all patrons. Take a tour of the seating area and facilities before purchasing tickets. Guided tours for the visually impaired are available by appointment. Contact FIM Ticket Center to schedule your tour.

  • Disruptive Patrons

    Disruptive patrons, regardless of age, will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.

  • Program Content

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  • Childern & Families

    All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed in the theatre. Regardless of age, disruptive patrons will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.

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