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Clara's Trip

A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story
Dec 15 - 20
Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St.

A contemporary twist on a holiday classic.

Clara attends a holiday party hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Flowers.  At the party, she meets Beau and they dance the night away.  Only one problem.  Clara is a passionate dancer but not the most coordinated.  She trips, falls and is whisked off to the hospital to learn that her ankle is broken.  That night her friends and get-well gifts swirl in her dreams.  Come one, come all to the perfect holiday treat for your friends and family!

Full Show Run Time

Act 1: 40 minutes

15 minute intermission

Act 2: 35 minutes

Total: 90 minutes

Children's Show Run Time

60-70 minutes without an intermission

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show times

December 15: 7pm 

December 16: 7pm 

December 17: 11am Relaxed Children's Show*

December 17: 4pm Children's Show

December 17: 7pm 

December 18: 1pm Children's Show

December 18: 4pm 

December 20: 11am Children's Show

December 20: 4pm Children's Show

December 20: 7pm

December 15 & 16, 11am School Shows - More Info

Children's Show is a 1 hour show.

A Relaxed Performance is where the ambience and theatre ‘rules’ are relaxed.  This performance is ideal for people with learning disabilities or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.  Our relaxed performance will have the following:


Sound dampening headphones

Fidget toys

Small personal food and beverages are allowed during this show only.

Calming Area in the lobbies

Know Before You Go document that will include which scenes have loud music or abrupt lighting changes.

Audience lights dimmed throughout the show

2022 Cast

Mr. and Mrs. Flowers

Lead Roles

Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center Student Company Performers

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Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center Training Program Student Performers

Aisosa James
Ella Kreps
Ellen Martin
Genevieve Bizzell
Harper Barlow
Leila Forbes
Mia Rosenberg
Perry Hough
Sophia Maggio

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