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Maine State Ballet presents our 46th Nutcracker live at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium from November 25th through December 4th.  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.  Returning this year accompanying this annual family holiday production will be music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Karla M. Kelley Brenner.


Maine State Ballet has consistently followed CDC guidelines to help protect the health and safety of our dancers, staff, and patrons.  Merrill Auditorium has specific safety guidelines which are updated regularly here.

Performance Dates

Friday, November 25 at 2pm
Saturday, November 26 at 2pm
Sunday, November 27 at 2pm
Saturday, December 3 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 4 at 2pm
Tickets on Sale Now!

Performed at Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle Street

Portland, ME 04101


Reserved Seating

Ticket Prices:  $28-$85

$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 available through PortTIX, the trusted box office for Maine State Ballet's The Nutcracker.
PHONE:  207.842.0800

IN-PERSON:  Monday-Friday 11am - 3pm

PortTIX is the ONLY authorized box office for Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker. To avoid unauthorized websites that sell tickets at a significant mark-up, purchase your tickets by calling (207) 842-0800, visiting the PortTIX Box Office online at, or by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" link above.


Snowflakes, Marzipan, Waltz of the Flowers 

Choreography by George Balanchine

© The George Balanchine Trust


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

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