Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

Spiegeltent: Cracked Nuts!
December 2022 - Dates To Be Announced

Dec 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

If you’re looking for a truly unique piece of theater, look no further.

Review STL

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for … acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and a ferocious lion in spandex!

Cracked Nuts! is a hilarious and spellbinding live show that captures the innocence, wonder, and whimsy of the holiday season. Join hosts Matt and Heidi Morgan along with an all-star cast of world-class variety artists on a joyous ride fit for a Nutcracker King. Bring the whole family to this engaging, in-the-round variety show where the action is within arms reach. Cracked Nuts! will deliver thrills, laughs, and mind-blowing feats that will leave you inspired and delighted this holiday season.

Stinky Monkey is an award-winning production company that utilizes the elements of circus, variety, performance art and classical theater to create shows that are thrilling, innovative, emotionally engaging and downright fun!


Flemish for “mirror tents”, Spiegeltents were built around 1900 in Belgium to be used as traveling dance halls and were mainly assembled for town fairs. The Gaillard Center will expand outside of the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall onto the stunning lawn, giving patrons an opportunity to experience contemporary artists in an old-world environment. Prepare to enjoy vibrant, colorful programming in this beautiful nostalgic place for heartbreakers and dream chasers when it arrives in Charleston in December 2022. More details to come!