The Nutcracker & The Tale of the Radiant Princess Puppet Shows at the Wang Center

Sat Dec 9, 2023
Various times
Age: All ages
Price: $20 (General) $15 (Ages 6–12) Free for children ages 5 and under. Discounted price for attending both shows
Charles B. Wang Center

The Wang Centers presents two original shadow puppet shows with intricate illustrations and lighting palettes that move from black and white to riotous color. Featuring animated characters and stories from Asian folk tales and a holiday favorite, the two shows will transport viewers to worlds of magic and wonder. Immerse yourself in captivating tales of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of destiny. 

Each 30-minute show will be followed by a behind-the-scenes tour with the artists.

The Nutcracker at 1pm

Adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann’s fantastic tale, this new production of the Christmas classic features live narration and solo piano selections from Tchaikovsky’s celebrated ballet score. Follow Clara on Christmas Eve as she embarks for the Land of Sweets with her nutcracker transformed into a handsome prince.

The Tale of the Radiant Princess at 3:30pm

Inspired by the timeless Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, this mesmerizing production follows the journey of a humble bamboo cutter as he discovers a luminous bamboo shoot and unlocks the secret within. Witness the birth of Kaguya-hime, a celestial princess with unparalleled beauty and wisdom, whose presence illuminates the lives of those around her.

Attend both shows for a discounted price of $30/adults, $20 ages 6-12 + seniors and free for children under age 5.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.