At the Ballet: “The Nutcracker”

Photo Credit: The Pennsylvania Ballet
Photo Credit: The Pennsylvania Ballet

With winter and the holidays quickly approaching, there are many events and activities happening in Philadelphia to commemorate the season. One holiday tradition you do not want to miss is the Pennsylvania Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is a timeless story that has graced the stage and screen in movies, television, and, of course, the stage. Taking place on Christmas Eve, it tells the story of young girl, Clara. A toymaker brings her dolls, and she is immediately drawn to the nutcracker. That night, she dreams of the nutcracker turning into a handsome prince after she saves him from the Mouse King. She is transported to the beautiful Land of Sweets. Full of fairies and magical beings, a celebration is held in honor of Clara for saving the Prince.

This classic story is told through gorgeous dance, Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, an opulent set, and extravagant costumes that will dazzle any viewer. This ballet, an annual Philadelphia tradition, is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

Tickets are available for $10 at the Reel Box Office for the December 11th performance. Also, student rush tickets are available at the venue for $10 an hour before the performance starts. All you need is your TUID!

The Nutcracker is hosted by the Pennsylvania Ballet and will be housed at The Academy of Music in Center City from December 9th-31st. Students can easily take the subway from the Cecil B. Moore station to either the City Hall station or the Walnut-Locust station. It is then a short walk from there to the venue.

For more information on The Nutcracker, including company bios, ticket information, dates, and times, visit the Pennsylvania Ballet site or the Kimmel Center site.

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