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Pennsylvania Ballet Presents
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet dancers perform "The Nutcracker" Credit: B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

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Dates
December 9-31, 2016

Overview

This holiday season, celebrate one of Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music, now in its 48th year.

The unforgettable classic will once again transport audiences as Marie and her Prince battle the evil Mouse King and travel to the Land of the Sweets where the Sugarplum Fairy reigns. The production is brought to life with gorgeous costumes, amazing sets and incredible choreography.

Set to Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker has become a beloved Philadelphia holiday tradition, attracting more than 50,000 people each year.

A number of additional activities surround this annual extravaganza, including special events, family friendly parties, charitable opportunities, exclusive appearances and more.

This is one of the city’s most popular holiday events, so reserve your tickets early to secure a great seat.

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Tea with the Sugarplum Fairy

Join the Sugarplum Fairy in the ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel just across the street from the Academy of Music for a magical teatime. A buffet of sandwiches, desserts, tea and hot cocoa will be served, and opportunities to take photos with the Sugarplum Fairy will be available. Following, enjoy a matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

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Nutcracker Magic

Families can enjoy a holiday party and luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Bellevue followed by a matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Get the chance to take part in holiday crafting, learn a dance from the ballet, meet the Mouse King and the Sugarplum Fairy and enjoy a delicious feast. To learn more and make reservations, click the button below.

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Tickets and Performances

Tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music are available by phone at (215) 893-1999, in person at the Kimmel Center Box Office or online. Buy tickets now with the button, below.

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For more information on the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music, click the button below.

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