Nooga Nutcracker


Chattanooga Dance Theatre produces a Nooga Nutcracker each December. With a delightful twist on the classic ballet, Nooga Nutcracker is set in present day Chattanooga. As the story goes, Clara after receiving her Nutcracker, goes to sleep and is awakened by a sassy mouse queen. With the help of the Chattanooga Mocs and Clara, the Nutcracker defeats the mouse queen and her posse. To thank Clara for her assistance, the Nutcracker prince takes Clara, out into Chattanooga for a magical night on the town. The performance involves many forms of dance including, ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and acrobatics.

Nooga Nutcracker 2022 is returning to the stage! Performances will be held at UTC's Fine Arts Center on Saturday, December 17th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets go on sale October 17th and can be purchased through the UTC Fine Arts Center box office. 


Two Ways to Enjoy Nooga Nutcracker 2022

At the Theater

Nooga Nutcracker 2022

At UTC Fine Arts Center

Chattanooga Dance Theatre is excited to bring their annual Christmas production to the newly renovated Roland Hayes Theatre at UTC Fine Arts Center this December. With the full cast and guest dancers for the role of Sugar Plum and Cavalier. 

Performances will take place at UTC's Fine Arts Center on December 17th at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets go on sale October17th. 

At Clara's Tea

Clara's Tea 2022

Perfect for young audience members to enjoy a Nooga Nutcracker experience. Enjoy an afternoon filled with a paint-a-pointe-shoe craft, a mini-performance of the Nooga Nutcracker, opportunities for photos with Nooga Nutcracker characters, and Tea and Cookies! 

Tickets: $28 for children, $22 for adults (adult ticket does not include a craft) 

Sunday, December 11th 2:30 and 4:30

Guest Dancers

To be announced soon



To be announced soon

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Sugar Plum Fairy

To be announced soon