A Tutu Fit for a Snow Queen

Every queen needs a fabulous ensemble! Our Snow Queen’s embellished tutu is a showstopper; its layers of fabric and uniquely shaped overlay took 80 hours to make. And we have five of them! That’s a total of 400 hours spent creating one character’s costume. 

San Francisco’s first Nutcracker in 1944 was staged on a tight wartime budget that allowed just $1,000 for ALL of the costumes. The Snow Queen, Jocelyn Vollmar, made her costume herself!

Yuan Yuan Tan in Tomasson's Nutcracker. (© Erik Tomasson)
Yuan Yuan Tan in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

Want another peek behind the curtain at the making of Nutcracker?

Making the Nutcracker Snow Scene

Nutcracker By the Numbers

Purchase Nutcracker tickets

Header Image: Jennifer Stahl in Tomasson’s Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

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