December 01, 2017

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Academy of Music

Performances Pennsylvania Ballet

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Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Mayara Pineiro in "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker."

One of Philadelphia’s favorite holiday traditions is returning to the Academy of Music in December. Pennsylvania Ballet will kick off its annual performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® on Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, December 31 and will feature a special sensory friendly performance on Wednesday, December 27 so all families can enjoy the classic performance. More information and tickets can be found here.

“The excitement for “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” continues to grow each year as Philadelphians enjoy the holidays with us,” said Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella. “We are excited to continue to bring this holiday tradition to Philadelphia and make it more accessible to all through our Community Engagement programs including our sensory friendly performance.”

Get ready to immerse yourself in the tale of Marie and the Prince as they battle the Mouse King, dance in a glistening snow fall and celebrate in the land of sweets.

“The Nutcracker” at The Academy of Music will run:

• Friday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

• Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. Student matinee performance
• Friday, December 15 at 7:00 a.m.
• Saturday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 17 at 12:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m.
• Friday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m.
• Saturday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 23 at 7:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 24 at 12:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, December 26 at 2:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 27 at 12:00 p.m. Sensory Friendly performance
• Wednesday, December 27 at 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, December 28 at 12:00 p.m.
• Thursday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m.
• Friday, December 29 at 2:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 30 at 12:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 30 at 5:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 31 at 12:00 p.m.

“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”

Friday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 31
The Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102