Jump for Joy: Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker Has Begun

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Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker opened November 27th with giggles, laughter, exclamations of awe and wonder.  The Opera house filled with dreamers of all ages ready to kick off the holiday season with live music, tutus, parties, gowns, sparkles, snow, bunnies, bears, mice and more. Boston Ballet’s talented company and students from the Boston Ballet school is an exceptional production of the Nutcracker.  This year the lighting is completely new and adds a modern touch to the lighting while enhancing the magic of this period performance.  At times the audience feels as if they have been invited into the party and at other times it is like looking at a Renoir or a Degas live on stage.

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To celebrate this season’s Nutcracker début, we’ve been jumping for joy.  Boston Ballet has tickets for Cyber Monday at 50% off.  If the link is not working, you can also e-mail Boston Ballet with your requests at tickets@bostonballet.org.

Here is a collection of jetées, leaps, jumps, tours, and more from this year’s Nutcracker. I

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For a full synopsis and additional details, visit http://www.bostonballet.org/nutcracker/.
All performances of The Nutcracker will take place at the Boston Opera House (539 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111):

 

Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 5:30pm

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday December 5, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 11:00am

Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 3:00pm

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 1:00pm

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit www.bostonballet.org or call 617-695-6955.

 

The Nutcracker performance length is approximately 1 hour and 57 minutes including one intermission.

 

Choreography: Mikko Nissinen

 

Music: Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky

 

Set & Costume Design: Robert Perdziola

 

Lighting Design: Mikki Kunntu

 

About Boston Ballet

Since 1963, Boston Ballet’s internationally acclaimed performances of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary ballets, combined with a dedication to world class dance education and community initiative programs, have made the institution a leader in its field, with a 52-year history of promoting excellence and access to dance.

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Max Hodges, the Company maintains a diverse repertoire, ranging from full-length ballets to new works by some of today’s finest choreographers. Boston Ballet’s second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.

 

Programming for Boston Ballet’s 2015-2016 season includes Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier, making Boston Ballet the first North American Company to perform the work; captivating classical works such as John Cranko’s Onegin and Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake; masterpieces by world-renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine and 20th century masters Leonid Yakobson and Léonide Massine; and two highly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky.

 

Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to providing exceptional dance education and ballet training to students across three studios in Boston, Newton, and the North Shore. Led by Director Margaret Tracey, the School reaches more than 5,000 students (toddler to adult) each year through its four core programs: Children’s Program, Classical Ballet Program, Adult Dance Program, and Pre-Professional Program.

 

Boston Ballet’s Department of Education and Community Initiatives (ECI) provides programming, events, and activities that connect the community to dance. ECI reaches more than 6,000 individuals in Boston, North Shore, and the surrounding communities each year through Citydance, ECI on Location, Adaptive Dance, and other community programs.

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