November 29 - December 29, 2013
"Elegant and theatrically striking" - The New York Times
Boston Ballet's production of Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker received rave reviews during its premiere in 2012. This dazzling production with sets and costumes by Robert Perdziola, "brings a softness and light to the venerable holiday classic" (The Boston Globe).
Remember the magic! The timeless story of Clara, who bravely saves her Nutcracker Prince and is swept away on a magical journey through the the Nutcracker Prince's kingdom in the clouds, is an engaging tale for the whole family and a holiday tradition for many years to come.
Get your tickets early - with many performances selling out last season don't miss your chance to see the production that brought audiences to their feet!
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December 12, 2013 - Nutcracker Magic
Boston Ballet's annual Nutcracker Magic supports the company's work on stage, in the studio, and in the community, including programs like Share the Magic. Through the company's Share the Magic program over 2,000 youth in the greater Boston community with experience The Nutcracker and other Boston Ballet productions. for more information please visit www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker-magic
Casting will be posted one week prior to Opening Night!
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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