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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

The Nutcracker News & Events

The Nutcracker News & Events

Chestnut Hill Local: CHRISTMAS SEASON

Published on: Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Nutcracker News & Events

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

Published on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Nutcracker a tough nut for orchestra, too

Published on: Monday, December 10, 2018
The Nutcracker News & Events

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

Published on: Monday, December 10, 2018
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Christmas whiff: A custom 'Nutcracker’ scent will infuse the Academy of Music lobby

Published on: Thursday, December 6, 2018
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CBS3: Pa. Ballet Presents 'The Nutcracker' At The Academy Of Music

Published on: Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Chestnut Hill Local: HOLIDAY CLASSIC

Published on: Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Broad Street Review: Dancers remember 50 years of ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Pennsylvania Ballet

Published on: Thursday, December 6, 2018
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Ballet’s 'Nutcracker’ turns 50 this year, and the first ‘Marie’ says that first time wasn’t all sugar plums and rainbows

Published on: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Ballet’s 'Nutcracker’ turns 50 this year, and the first ‘Marie’ says that first time wasn’t all sugar plums and rainbows

Published on: Monday, December 3, 2018
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Courier Post: PA Ballet's 50th 'Nutcracker' is extra sweet for South Jersey dancer

Published on: Friday, November 30, 2018
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Chestnut Hill Local: 'NUTCRACKER'

Published on: Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Whether you enjoy the grandeur and pageantry of full-length ballets or the breathtaking innovation of more contemporary works, our 54th season consists of a mixed repertoire designed to thrill and delight.

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