November 25-December 31, 2016
Cherish the Moment
Let Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. Whether you're seeing it for the first time or it's an annual treat, kick off your holiday season in grand style making memories to cherish with the ones you love.
Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Mikko Nissinen
Set Design: Robert Perdziola
Costume Design: Robert Perdziola
Lighting Design: Mikki Kunttu
Original Premiere: December 18, 1892, Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
World Premiere: November 23, 2012, Boston Ballet, The Boston Opera House, Boston Massachusetts
Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker is based on the libretto by Alexandre Dumas père titled The Tale of the Nutcracker, which is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
Boston Ballet thanks you for your support of live music performances.
Boston Ballet welcomes children and families to our performances. The Nutcracker is recommended for children of all ages two and up. Many children can remain quiet, attentive, and seated for a performance, but you know your child best. All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre; lap sitting is not permitted. No persons under two years of age are admitted into the theatre and all children attending the ballet must be accompanied by an adult.
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