The 56th Nutcracker Streaming Available Now

San Jose Dance Theatre is excited to announce, the 56th annual Nutcracker for 2021 is ready to be streamed into your living room.

Re-live your Nutcracker experience, by watching or downloading your preferred cast performance below.

Note: Each cast performance has a separate password and must be purchased separately.


WATCH NOW (Cast 1 - December 11, 2021)

WATCH NOW (Cast 2 - December 11, 2021)

Optimize Your Experience

“Casting” is compatible with many models of Smart TVs. Casting works by connecting your smart device (Phone, Tablet, Laptop, or Desktop) to your Smart TV to use as a display. AirPlay is the casting option used by Apple, and works with most of their devices.

iPhone or iPad:

  1. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.
  2. Find the video that you want to stream.
  3. Tap . In some third-party apps, you might need to tap a different icon first.* In the Photos app, tap , then tap .
  4. Choose your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. Need help?

To stop streaming, tap  in the app that you’re streaming from, then tap your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from the list.

Mac (Laptop or Desktop)

  1. Connect your Mac to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV. 
  2. On your Mac, open the app or website that you want to stream video from.
  3. In the video playback controls, click .
  4. Select your Apple TV or smart TV. Need help?

To stop streaming video, click  in the video playback controls, then choose Turn Off AirPlay.

Make sure both your mobile device and Roku are both on the same WiFi network. In order to watch on your Roku device, you must first download the following app on your mobile device:

Add the Mirror for Roku channel to your Roku device and then open the channel.

On your mobile device, open the Mirror for Roku app and mirror your device to your Roku device.

Open your performance link from your mobile browser, making sure to rotate your device to full screen the video – and click the play button.

Turn the volume off on your mobile device, and enjoy!

In order to watch this performance on your Amazon Fire Stick, you must first download the free browser, Amazon Silk.

Download App:

Using this browser, log in to your email and click the link to view your performance (found in your order confirmation email).

Allow the browser to leave the page (if prompted).

This should open a new window asking you to accept the terms and conditions with a Start Watching button.

Click the play button and enjoy!

It is very common these days for a Smart TV to be connected to another device (perhaps a DVD player?) via an HDMI cable. This is a great way to connect a laptop to a Smart TV to use as a display, to achieve superior picture and sound. By connecting with an HDMI cable, and changing the “Input” on your television, you can, in seconds, see this performance on your big screen!

1: Determine whether your TV and laptop has an HDMI port.

2: Connect one end of the HDMI cable into an empty HDMI port on the TV. Take note of the HDMI input number it is being connected to.

3: Plug the other end of the cable into your laptop’s HDMI port.

4: Make sure the TV and the computer are both powered on.

5: Change the “input” on your television using the “input” button on your remote. Choose the same input number that you plugged the cable into.

You did it! Open your performance link and enjoy the show.

(Oh No! Is your computer screen NOT displaying on your TV? You might need to do a few more steps)

6: Right-click on any empty space on your desktop or laptop screen. Select “Display settings”. A window should appear.

7: This window helps your computer find new computer screens. Click “Detect”, which forces your computer to look for a new screen (in this case, your TV!).

8: Once your computer detects multiple screens, represented by large boxes numbered “1” and “2”, click “Identify”. This will flash a number on each screen for you, so you know which screen is your TV.

9: Once you know which screen option is the TV, select THAT screen and scroll down to the “Multiple Displays” drop down.

10: From the drop down, select “Duplicate these displays”. This will cause your computer screen to appear on your TV.

You did it! Open your performance link and enjoy the show.

This performance can be viewed on most smart devices, and will work with most of the major internet browsing services. Simply follow the link in your pre-show email (or order confirmation) to view your performance in whatever browser you typically use.

This option requires you to use a Chrome browser, and is heavily dependent on your hardware. The experience can vary depending on your device, internet speed, and wireless connection.

To show Chrome on your TV, you’ll need:

Cast a tab from Chrome browser

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  3. Choose the Chromecast device where you want to watch the content.
    • If you’re already using the Chromecast, your content will replace what’s on your TV.
  4. When you’re done, to the right of the address bar, click Cast Active cast extension and then Stop casting.

Cast your entire computer screen

You can display your entire computer screen using Chrome on Windows.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Cast.
  3. Click Sources Down Arrow.
  4. Click Cast desktop.
  5. Choose the Chromecast device where you want to watch the content.

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