© 2019 by Ursula Smith Dance 

About The Brown Sugar Nutcracker

Our goal with this project is to create a cultural holiday tradition for the City of Birmingham and surrounding areas. We hope the interesting characters, exciting music, outstanding dance and vibrant costumes all combine to create a memorable performance.


The Brown Sugar Nutcracker uses cultural history, dance and music to provide a twist to the classic tale. This story begins on Christmas Eve during The Brown’s Ugly Sweater Christmas party. The Brown Sugar Nutcracker has been a family heirloom of the Brown family for generations. Marissa inherits the Brown family nutcracker during the party and her adventure begins!


So prepare yourselves to go on a journey with Marissa Brown! This story will uplift your spirits and leave you with a greater sense of the hope that the holiday season brings. With your support, the Brown Sugar Nutcracker will become an annual experience for many years to come.