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November 19, 2018

‘The Nutcracker’ returns in December for its 50th year

Performances Pennsylvania Ballet

Content sponsored by PA Ballet Native Badge

Artists of the Nutcracker Pennsylvania Ballet Alexander Iziliaev/for PhillyVoice

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet "George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker."

Philadelphia’s favorite holiday tradition is returning for its 50th year this December. The Pennsylvania Ballet will kick off its annual performances of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” on Friday, December 7 at the Academy of Music. There are 27 shows scheduled through Monday, December 31, including a sensory-friendly performance on Thursday, December 27 that offers a theater experience focused on providing a relaxed atmosphere that is welcoming to children and families with a wide range of sensory, learning and communication differences. Tickets for “The Nutcracker” are available here.

“We love capturing the holiday spirit of Philadelphia each year with The Nutcracker,” said Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella. “Whether it’s your first year or 50th, join us for festive holiday magic while making lifelong memories. Some of our dancers actually got their start as children in The Nutcracker. For many at the Ballet, as well as our audience, this magical story is how they fell in love with the art form.”

Immerse yourself in the timeless story of Marie and the Prince as they battle the Mouse King, dance in a glistening snowfall and celebrate in the Land of Sweets.

See the full schedule of performance dates here.

“George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”

Friday, Dec. 7 - Monday, Dec. 31
The Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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