Maine State Ballet is committed to performing Nutcracker 2021.  While anything can happen, as we all well know, our plan is to present The Nutcracker as we have done over the last 40 years, in person, at Merrill Auditorium.  We can’t predict how many patrons may be allowed or whether we will still be masked, but we are going forward to offer this perennial favorite of Portland’s holiday season.

This family holiday tradition is Northern New England’s largest and most spectacular Nutcracker.  Under the direction of Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet member Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker features the traditional story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince with glorious sets and dazzling costumes by Associate Director Gail Csoboth.

Performance Dates

Friday, November 26th at 2pm
Saturday, November 27th at 2pm
Sunday, November 28th at 2pm
Saturday, December 4th at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 5th at 2pm
Tickets on Sale Fall of 2021

Performed at Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle Street

Portland, ME 04101


Snowflakes, Marzipan, Waltz of the Flowers 

Choreography by George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust