George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

at the Academy of Music
December 8th-31st, 2017
Journey to the Land of the Sweets for Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker are sure to delight the inner child in everyone. 
As a dynamic group of dancers perform to our live orchestra’s rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic score in front of an elaborately set stage, it is no surprise why Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is unlike any other around. Come experience this beautiful show that truly portrays the magic of the season.
Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Academy of Music