Get caught in the flurry of holiday magic
November 28 - December 31, 2014
A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! This critically-acclaimed production debuted in 2012 with new sets and costumes, and critics called the production "the most magical version of The Nutcracker". See it again or for the first time, and be swept away in a winter wonderland.
Photos and Video
"The dancing, even more than the gemstones, shines" - The Boston Globe
Want to see more behind the scenes of The Nutcracker - click here for even more video content.
The Nutcracker was Mikko Nissinen and Robert Perdziola's first collaboration for Boston Ballet. The stunning set and costume designs came to life on stage creating a magical production that continues the Company's grand holiday tradition. Click here to view photos from the production.
Nutcracker Magic - December 11, 2014
Ring in the holidays and join Boston Ballet and the corporate community to help insure that Boston Public School students and city youth experience the magic of The Nutcracker. Click here for sponsorship information.
Casting for week one, Nov 28-30, 2014
Casting for week two, Dec 4-7, 2014
Casting for week three, Dec 9-14, 2014
Casting for week four, Dec 16-21, 2014
Casting for weeks five and six, Dec 23-31, 2014
MUSIC Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
CHOREOGRAPHY Mikko Nissinen
SET DESIGN Robert Perdziola
COSTUME DESIGN Robert Perdziola
LIGHTING DESIGN Les Dickert
DRAMATURGE Melia Bensussen
BOSTON BALLET PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR Jonathan McPhee
PRINCIPAL COMPANY PIANIST/SOLO PIANIST Freda Locker, Alex Foaksman
December 18, 1892, Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
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.
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