IMC presents The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion

The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff – Clara wakes up

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Newport’s holiday tradition continues with the 15th season of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff!

2016 Dates: Nov 25 – 27 & Nov 29 – Dec 2


Join IMC this holiday season for the one-of-a-kind performance of The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Set within salons and ballroom and the iconic staircase of Rosecliff Mansion, this one-of-a-kind ballet is perfect for your whole family!

This year, IMC celebrates the Crystal Anniversary of this creative tour de force by Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen.  Our sponsors for this landmark occasion are Discover Newport, the Bazarsky Family Foundation and Swarovski Crystal.  Our Nutcracker children’s performance for Newport’s third graders is sponsored by David and Leslie Reed.

The secret of “A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff” is in its sense of scale, proportion, musicality and good stage manners. As you follow the action from room to room here, you’re so close to the performers that you’re involved in a new way.
– Alastair Macaulay, chief  New York Times Dance critic

See what other people are saying:

“The night we were there, I was sitting behind a little girl […] who was seated right on the edge of the ballroom dance floor. The child was so completely engrossed in the performance which was so near to her, only her eyes were moving following the dancers.” “The little girl stared intently in wonderment at the figure before her, then she caught the eye of the dancer, and the Sugar Plum Fairy winked at her before turning and dancing away. The look on that child’s face at that moment was enough to make anyone believe that magic, Santa Claus, and yes, the Sugar Plum Fairy was REAL!”

“One of my favorite moments was [an] interaction with a performer, when I felt a small hand on my arm and “Excuse me! I’m sorry” as Clara hurried past us to get “on-stage.” I will forever value my experience with this unique ballet in such a beautiful setting.”

For accommodations in Newport during your visit to one of our performances,
or suggestions for restaurants and local vendors to visit while you’re here,
please check out our Nutcracker Presenting Sponsor, Discover Newport –
Newport’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau,
for all that Newport has to offer!  CLICK HERE or on the logo above!