The John Ringling Circus Nutcracker comes to Sarasota and is sure to bring the gift of live music and holiday cheer to all!

This will be a Nutcracker like no other; set to Tchikovsky’s iconic and beloved score, this ballet also brings in the amazing history of John and Mable Ringling.

John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker was praised by Carrie Seidman of the Herald Tribune and called “an exuberant highlight” by the Tampa Bay Times.

This is the only Nutcracker in Sarasota that will be performed with live music, with the Sarasota Orchestra accompanying the performance and conducted by Andrew Lane.

Experience the Nutcracker like you never have before on December 15th and 16th at the Van Wentzel Performing Arts Hall in Iconic Downtown Sarasota. Tickets begin at $30. Please visit for more information.