Maine State Ballet presents our 45th Nutcracker live at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium from November 26th through December 5th. Under the direction of Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet member Linda MacArthur Miele, The Nutcracker features the classic story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince with glorious sets and dazzling costumes by Gail Csoboth.


Over the past many months, Maine State Ballet has consistently followed CDC guidelines to help protect the health and safety of our dancers, staff, and patrons. To further mitigate exposure in the theater this particular year, we made the difficult decision to forgo our beloved orchestra and chorus and will perform to recorded music. Merrill Auditorium has specific safety guidelines which are updated regularly here.

Performance Dates

Friday, November 26 at 2pm
Saturday, November 27 at 2pm
Sunday, November 28 at 2pm
Saturday, December 4 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 5 at 2pm

Reserved Seating

Ticket Prices: $20-$70

$4 discount for children (12 and under)

$4 discount for seniors (62 and over) and Groups of 10 or more

Approximate length: 2 hours

Tickets on Sale Now

Performed at Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle Street

Portland, ME 04101

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Maine State Ballet's The Nutcracker.

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Snowflakes, Marzipan, Waltz of the Flowers 

Choreography by George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust

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Maine State Ballet's performances of The Nutcracker generously sponsored by: