Philadelphia’s greatest holiday tradition

What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a delight. From a festive family party, to the exciting battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and the delectable journey through the Land of Sweets, Marie’s magical story is thrilling for the young – and young at heart.

Adding to the excitement and magic of the season and performance this year, the Pennsylvania Ballet has introduced a custom Nutcracker scent to the lobby of the Academy of Music. This is a light scent made from all natural and hypoallergenic materials. For questions please contact jwallington@paballet.org.

Ava DiEmedio and Ian Hussey | Photo: Chris Crisman

Location

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Duration

2 hours / 1 intermission

The Nutcracker News & Events

The Nutcracker News & Events

CBS3: Man Proposes to Girlfriend On Her Birthday At Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Show

Published on: Thursday, December 27, 2018
The Nutcracker News & Events

Burlington County Times: Seven Burlington County children to dance in “The Nutcracker”

Published on: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Philly Voice: Pennsylvania Ballet challenges Gritty with 'The Nutcracker's' Mouse King

Published on: Thursday, December 20, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

6ABC: Young dancers share their experiences with young students

Published on: Thursday, December 20, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Phindie: THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): 50 years of a holiday treat

Published on: Monday, December 17, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Chestnut Hill Local: CHRISTMAS SEASON

Published on: Thursday, December 13, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Philadelphia Magazine: Here’s How a PA Ballet Dancer Prepares for The Nutcracker

Published on: Thursday, December 13, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Mommy Poppins: Don't Miss PA Ballet's The Nutcracker this Holiday Season

Published on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Nutcracker a tough nut for orchestra, too

Published on: Monday, December 10, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ gets everything lavishly right in 50th anniversary production

Published on: Monday, December 10, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Christmas whiff: A custom 'Nutcracker’ scent will infuse the Academy of Music lobby

Published on: Thursday, December 6, 2018
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

CBS3: Pa. Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' At The Academy Of Music

Published on: Thursday, December 6, 2018

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