The Alaskan Nutcracker: Here In The Mat-Su Valley!


The Alaskan Nutcracker
December 7-9, 2017
Thursday @7PM, Friday @7PM, Saturday @2PM & 7PM
Sonja’s Studio of Dance & Glenn Massay Theater
Glenn Massay Theater
8295 E College Dr. Palmer
Tickets: $15 Students, $20 General

Come celebrate the holiday season with the sights and sounds of the magical Alaskan
Nutcracker! As a Colony Christmas event, Sonja’s Studio of Dance and the Glenn Massay
Theater will be bringing a beloved holiday tradition to the Mat-Su Valley, with The Alaskan
Nutcracker, on  Thursday, December 7th at 7pm, Friday, December 8th at 7pm and Saturday, December 9th at 2pm and again at 7pm, in the magnificent Glenn Massay Theater on the Mat-u College Campus in Palmer.  
 The production based on the holiday classic Nutcracker tale, featuring Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, will get a truly Alaskan twist. Conceived and choreographed by the amazing staff of Sonja’s Studio of Dance, this Nutcracker is sure to be a refreshing and memorable telling of the well-known story.  Starring local Mat-Su Valley talent and featuring several professional dancers, this is sure to be a treat right here in the Valley! The Alaskan Nutcracker tells the tale of a young girl, Clara, who receives a beautiful nutcracker from her loving uncle, Mooselmeyer, at the family Christmas party. 

The Alaskan Nutcracker is sure to bring smiles and joyous memories to the Valley with sparkling choreography, witty storytelling and vivid sets, lighting and costumes. Truly a production of, for and by the community it serves. The Alaskan Nutcracker features more than 40 young local student dancers aged 6 to 17, in the roles of adorable bears, mice, soldiers, snow and flowers, performing alongside lifelong local dancers.  
 In addition to the weekend of performances at the Glenn Massay Theater, the production will be devoting the entire week to community outreach, offering performances to hundreds of schoolchildren who might otherwise not have access to live performing arts. 
Prior to the shows, you will have the opportunity to experience Trees of the Valley, which will be a showcase of local business-sponsored holiday trees, decorated to the theme of each business. There will be hot cocoa and other yummy items for purchase to enjoy with holiday music as you experience this special holiday treat! 

Ticket Information: 
Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $15. Tickets are available online at or by calling 907-746-9300. Reserved seating available.

Venue Information: 
All performances will take place at the Glenn Massay Theater on the Mat-Su College Campus at 8295 E College Drive, Palmer, Alaska 99645.