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Program

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

Nov 25, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Approx. 2 hrs


On sale to public: Sep 26, 2022, 12:00 PM

CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH THE EXQUISITE COSTUMES AND MAGNIFICENT SETS OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER®, AND ALLOW TSCHAIKOVSKY’S ICONIC SCORE TO TRANSPORT YOU TO A LAND OF TWIRLING SNOWFLAKES, LEAPING CANDY CANES, WALTZING FLOWERS, AND SO MUCH MORE. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO TREAT YOUR FAMILY—AND YOURSELF—TO THE MAGIC OF THIS ENCHANTED HOLIDAY TRADITION.

During the holiday period, the entire Company is immersed in activities surrounding George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. All 90 dancers, 62 musicians, 40 stagehands, and more than 125 children in two alternating casts from the School of American Ballet join forces to make each performance as magical as possible.

Audiences of all ages are sure to be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky's music, Balanchine's choreography, Karinska's sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian's magical sets. Based on the Alexandre Dumas père version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816), George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® is one of the most complex ballets in the Company's active repertory and provides an unforgettable spark to the holiday season.

Please Note

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is recommended for ages 5+, and all patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Look for VIP Sweet Seats

With this special holiday package, each admission includes premium seating, souvenir book, a sweet treat, and for every two tickets purchased, you’ll receive a voucher good for one complimentary keepsake photo with a character from the George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Plus, Sweet Seat ticket holders save 15% when purchasing additional photos at the Nutcracker photo opportunity.

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