• George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Dec 10 – 30, 2021

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Miami City Ballet’s unique production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the most “magnificent, dazzling” way to celebrate the festive season with your loved ones (Broadway World).

At a cozy Christmas eve party, a brave little girl called Marie receives a mysterious gift. When the clock strikes twelve, a magic spell awakens and we follow Marie into a dream inhabited by toy soldiers and a defiant Mouse King. With the dashing Nutcracker as our guide, discover a sparkling forest of dancing snowflakes, whimsical waltzing flowers, befriend the Sugarplum Fairy and a host of colorful characters in the Land of Sweets.

As a live orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s iconic melodies, more than 100 dancers bring this fantastical story to life, surrounded by sherbet-hued designs by Cuban-American artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo and breathtaking stage effects by Wendall K. Harrington.

Rediscover the joys of this delightful tradition and let this “endlessly fanciful and colorful” adventure ignite your imagination (Wall Street Journal).

“Elaborate, beloved… it’s time to see it again.” Los Angeles Times

Performed to a live orchestra
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Duration: 2hrs (including one 20-minute intermission)


George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lourdes Lopez
Isabel and Ruben Toledo
Wendall K. Harrington
James F. Ingalls



Discover More

The Nutcracker Storybook
Nutcracker Storybook Share the story, introduce the characters and capture the imagination of the whole family with our free downloadable Nutcracker storybook. Click here to save the pdf to your device or print it out for bedtime reading. Haga clic aquí para español.

The Nutcracker Downloadable Activity Sheets
Word Search
Crossword Puzzle
Nutcracker Mask
Costume Coloring Page
Soldiers Coloring Page
Make Your Own Crown

2021/22 Season Highlights Playlist
Immerse yourself in the joy of dance with our 2021/22 Season highlights playlist below, or follow MCB on Spotify.


Watch: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Trailer