A shortened version of the original Nutcracker Ballet debuted in the United States in 1944. Not until 1954 did the full-length ballet become the Nutcracker that most American audiences know today. A Christmas tradition, "The Nutcracker Ballet" is performed in many communities across the U.S. every December.
Designer, Faline Jones, drew upon her many attendances of Nutcracker Ballet performances to design this 12-piece collection depicting scenes of the ballet as they unfold. Set this billboard, crafted from 3/4" thick wood on a shelf, desk, or ledge above your windows or doors.
The Nutcracker Ballet Christmas Story was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1892. The ballet is an adaptation of “The Nutcracker And The Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman. It was first performed in the United States by the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1944, and popularized by the New York City Ballet in 1954. This traditional Christmas ballet unfolds a story of a family’s Christmas Eve celebration and revolves around Clara, the daughter, who “awakens” to the world of romantic love.