Hawaiian Nutcracker

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 21-23, 2019 at 7:00pm and Saturday & Sunday November 23 and 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

Illustration of Hawaiian Nutcracker poster
The Hawaiian Nutcracker

Choreography by Kea Kapahua, Celeste Staton, and Annie Bunker. Featuring the UH Hilo and HawCC dance classes as well as community members and dancers. The 2019 production will commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Hawaiian Nutcracker, original concept and creation by beloved UH Hilo Dance Instructor Earnest Morgan and Oahu choreographer WillieDean Ige.

Join the young King on a magical Christmas voyage to the Mythical Island of Lō‘ihi. Along the way he encounters dancing dolls, mice, the Elemental King, Poliahu, Ice Maidens, Hi‘iaka, graceful crater birds, a playful Mo‘o, a duo of Honu, beautiful underwater creatures and jolly jellyfish.

Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

To purchase tickets to see The Hawaiian Nutcracker at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 10, 2019.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $20/$25
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $15/$20
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & Under & UHH/HCC Students: $10/$15