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Maine State Ballet ushers in the holiday season with its classic production of The Nutcracker at Merrill Auditorium from November 24th through December 3rd.  Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet dancer Linda MacArthur Miele directs and choreographs the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Costumes and scenery by Associate Director Gail Csoboth.  Robert Lehmann debuts as Conductor of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra and Chorus.


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 24 at 2pm
Saturday, November 25 at 2pm
Sunday, November 26 at 2pm
Saturday, December 2 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 3 at 2pm

Reserved Seating

Ticket Prices:  $28-$87

$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

Tickets on sale now through PortTIX, the trusted box office for Maine State Ballet's The Nutcracker.
PHONE:  207.842.0800

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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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