The Nutcracker

Sunday 26 March | 1:00pm | Malvern Town Hall


Don’t miss your chance to bring your children up close and personal with Stonnington Symphony in this special one-hour version of the world's most famous ballet that will delight young and old alike!

It's Christmas eve and Clara and Fritz's parents are throwing their annual holiday party. The mysterious guest, the toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer, arrives with life-size dancing dolls to entertain the family and their guests, but he saves his most special gift for his god-daughter Clara, a nutcracker doll. That night, the tree begins to grow, the toy soldiers and the Mouse King have a battle, and Clara's nutcracker turns into a handsome prince.

This child-friendly adaptation of the complete ballet score is given a beautiful retelling of the story by narrator Naomi Higgins.

Naomi Higgins is a writer, actor and performer who got her start in stand up comedy in Naarm and has appeared on ABC, SBS, the Comedy Channel and Comedy Central Australia

Alexander Rodrigues is a singer, instrumentalist and conductor based in Nipaluna and was the a conducting fellow with The Australian Ballet in 2021-2022.


TCHAIKOVSKY   The Nutcracker (Maestro Classics)


Guest Conductor

Alexander Rodrigues


Naomi Higgins



Malvern Town Hall
cnr Glenferrie Road & High St
Malvern, Victoria 3145