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.
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
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
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Performed at Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101
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Snowflakes, Marzipan, Waltz of the Flowers
Choreography by George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust