Returning December 11-27, 2014 to Seattle's illustrious Triple Door

"The Best Thing About Christmas in Seattle"


"Audiences for these sold-out shows . . . go wild"

—Seattle Times

Lily Verlaine, Jasper McCann, and their incomparable "corps du burlesque" will return to Seattle's illustrious Triple Door for their ninth annual installment of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker in December, 2014. A spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry, Land Of The Sweets has delighted holiday revelers since 2006 by giving the Nutcracker ballet a bawdy makeover!

The 2014 ninth season production will delight the newcomer and surprise return visitors to the Land of the Sweets. New cast members formerly of Spectrum Dance Theater and Ballet Bellevue make the dancing even hotter, and favorites from past years will be back in all their glory. Waxie Moon's nefarious Rat King and Lily's steamy Countess of Coffee are on the invite list, but don't be surprised if some new guests show up at this year's soiree!

Jasper McCann hosts the "rollicking, frolicking, unabashed and uninhibited celebration of the season" (Seattle P.I) that features an all-star cast from Seattle's Burlesque A-list. After you've come in from the opening snowstorm, Verlaine, McCann and company invite you to trim the tree and warm up with exotic delicacies from the far corners of the globe. Experience what's made Seattle's "audiences for these sold-out shows...go wild" (Seattle Times) and discover "the best thing about Christmas in Seattle" (CultureMob). With a theatrical run of 33 performances there's no excuse to miss it this year! Join us!

Cast & Characters

Burlesque A-list sparkles as Nutcracker glitterati

November 9, 2014
Cast takes their bow

The superstars of Seattle’s Burlesque A-List, including Lily Verlaine, Waxie Moon, Babette La Fave, Tory Tiara and Jasper McCann become the denizens of the exclusive after-hours party for Nutcracker characters READ MORE»

Blog: Behind the Scenes

All-new ninth season costumes!
Seattle Met Magazine tours our closet

December 14, 2014
Lily Verlaine takes Seattle Met Magazine on a tour of the Land of the Sweets wardrobe closet

For this year’s production of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, we commissioned entirely new costumes by Stephanie Seymour, costume shop manager for Teatro ZinZanni, and Louise DiLenge, head READ MORE»