More About the Nutcracker Challenge

Join the Nutcracker Challenge and bring “ThE Nutcracker” home

The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without The Nutcracker! So this year, as our gift to you, we’re sharing this magical holiday tradition in an all-new Home Cinema Edition that you and your family can enjoy wherever you are!

You can help share the Nutcracker magic by joining the Nutcracker Challenge! Two of our wonderful donors, Scott and Cindy Heider, have generously offered a $50,000 matching grant to the ballet this holiday season. We would be very grateful for your support, and Scott and Cindy will double your gifts now and through the end of December. With your help, we have the potential to unlock $50,000 in matching funds and raise as much as $100,000 for the ballet!

Your Nutcracker Challenge gift also helps us maintain the long-standing tradition of Nutcracker performances for schools and students. Our Nutcracker Virtual Field Trips are bringing modular videos of the ballet to more than 6,000 area students, accompanied by customized study guides. We’re partnering with Omaha Performing Arts to make these virtual field trips available to schools throughout the area.

We also are thrilled to present live virtual Nutcracker workshops, allowing more than 900 students to get on their feet and dance with us!

The Nutcracker Challenge is an incredible opportunity! We are so moved by the generosity of all of our donors, especially in this challenging year. Your support helps sustain our fabulous artists and ensures our triumphant return to the stage.