The Nutcracker Ballet | LoveToKnow
The Story of The Nutcracker Ballet. Although the ballet was composed by Tchaikovsky in 1892, the original story comes from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann. The ballet starts with the Stahlbaum family, including the children Clara and Fritz, preparing for their big Christmas party. As guests enter the home, lively dancing begins around the large Christmas tree.