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Which Nutcracker Character Are You?

On Christmas Eve 1944, the audience at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House experienced the American premiere of Nutcracker. An instant sensation, the ballet launched a national tradition. Before seeing the performance, discover which Nutcracker character you are!


San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson
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CLARA STAHLBAUM
Clara is our heroine—a kind-hearted child on the cusp of adulthood, with an affection for her Uncle Drosselmeyer and her nutcracker doll.


Favorite holiday treat: Walnuts, cracked by her nutcracker.

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson
DROSSELMEYER

Drosselmeyer—known as “Uncle Drosselmeyer” to the Stahlbaum children—is a magical toy- and clockmaker. His shop is a major destination for last-minute holiday gifts.

Favorite holiday treat: A well-aged port.

Rubén Martín Cintas in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson
KING OF THE MICE

A brutal dictator or a meek mouse with a Napolean complex? We’ll let you decide.

Favorite holiday treat: Cheese. Preferably from Marin County dairy cows. 

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson
THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY

As ruler of the Crystal Palace, the Sugar Plum Fairy commands a platoon of dancing flowers, ladybugs, dragonflies, and butterflies. She’s best friends with Drosselmeyer, and has a soft spot for the Nutcracker Prince and Clara.

Favorite holiday treat: Sugar plums, a hard candy made of sugar.

Ana Sophia Scheller in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson