9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker
Here's a look behind-the-scenes at what goes into making the production so spectacular.
dancers are in the Nutcracker cast. 212 are children from the Kansas City Ballet School.
costumes are worn on stage in a single performance.
pairs of pointe shoes are worn during the run of the Nutcracker. (Depending on the ballerina a pair of pointe shoes can be “worn through” during a single performance. A professional ballerina can dance through 100-120 pairs of pointe shoes in one season.)
pounds of “snow” are dropped over the span of 22 shows.
backdrops with 60 yards of canvas per backdrop (equal to more than 14 football fields) are used during the production.
dancers are hiding under Mother Ginger’s skirt.
is the amount the cast will have rehearsed before the Nutcracker’s first performance at the Kauffman Center.
artists using 36 brushes and 283 cans of paint designed and painted the Nutcracker sets.
was the number of tickets sold to the KCB’s Nutcracker in 2015. It set a Kansas City Ballet record for attendance.