With over 200 performers, a one-ton Christmas tree that magically grows from 12 to 40 feet, hundreds of dazzling costumes, and a million watts of illuminated excitement, it's no wonder the New York Post praises George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® as "the Christmas show of all Christmas shows."
Running time: 2 Hr.
- Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
- Choreography by: George Balanchine
- Principal Casting: SUGARPLUM: Brittany Pollack; CAVALIER: Taylor Stanley; DEWDROP: Ashley Hod; HERR DROSSELMEIER: Giovanni Villalobos*; MARZIPAN: Indiana Woodward; HOT CHOCOLATE: Claire Kretzschmar*, Daniel Applebaum; COFFEE: Lydia Wellington; TEA: Troy Schumacher; CANDY CANE: Devin Alberda; MOTHER GINGER: Alec Knight; FLOWERS: Gretchen Smith, Unity Phelan; DOLLS: Rachel Hutsell, Jennifer Hackbarth++; SOLDIER: Ghaleb Kayali; MOUSE KING: Aaron Sanz; FRAU & DR STAHLBAUM: Mary Elizabeth Sell (replaces Likolani Brown), Justin Peck (*First time in role; ++Apprentice)
Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® as Tschaikovsky’s iconic score whisks you away on a heartwarming adventure through the eyes of the pint-sized heroine Marie on her journey to a fantastical land made entirely of candy.