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Nutcracker on the Indian River


Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to announce an antidote to the cancelling of Nutcracker performances across the globe this holiday season. We have produced a film of the second act of our beloved local take on the classic ballet out of doors this fall. The film will be released for free viewing to inject a healthy dose of holiday magic into our community and beyond.

Partnering with the Indian River Land Trust and The Indian River County Historical Society, the film was shot in multiple locations exclusively in Vero Beach. It features a cast of sixteen professional dancers and twelve student performers from both Riverside Theatre's dance education program and Ballet Vero Beach's own community engagement initiatives.


Nutcracker on the Indian River will be available to stream from December 23 at 7:30pm through January 6.
To watch the film in English, click HERE!
¡Para ver la película en español, haga clic AQUÍ!

Behind The Scenes

Go behind the scene for insight into the making of our film starting December 24 at 7:30pm!
To view the documentary, click HERE!


Nutcracker on the Indian River will be broadcast on South Florida PBS on December 22.
WPBT will air the production from 9:00-9:30pm serving Broward County South.
WXEL will air the production from 10:30-11:00pm serving Palm Beach County North.
If you are local, simply tune into the broadcast on your above PBS station, or access the broadcast online HERE.

Nutcracker on the Indian River will be broadcast on TV-30

  • December 23 from 7:00-7:30pm
  • December 25 from 4:00-4:30pm
  • December 27 from 7:00-7:30pm
If you live between Jensen Beach and Palm Bay simply use your digital antenna to tune in to channel 30.1 or 30.2.

This film is offered to our entire community for free thanks to our Nutcracker Partners. We thank them for demonstrating that, even in challenging times, the arts matter!


The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
Quail Valley Charities


Lisa H. McLaughlin
The Syde Hurdus Foundation
The Walker Family

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