- One adult or child ticket to Ballet NJ's production of The Nutcracker
- When: Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m., or Sunday, December 8, at 2:30 p.m.
- Where: Voorhees Township Middle School Theater
- Door time: 30 minutes prior to showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Ticket prices and values vary depending on the date and showtime you select.
- $8–$10 for rear seating for one child (up to a $16 value)
- $10 for rear seating for one adult (up to an $18 value)
- $10 for front seating for one child (up to a $20 value)
- $12 for front seating for one adult (up to a $22 value)
Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King's head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate. Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky's dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers, regal fairy queens, and seasonally confused vampires. The "Waltz of the Snowflakes" floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.
For their 30th anniversary production of the holiday classic, Ballet NJ welcomes Max Baud, one of the star performers of the national and international tours of Billy Elliot. The rest of the cast is comprised of guest artists from the Pennsylvania Ballet and some of Ballet NJ's most talented students, all of whom leap, twirl, and mouse-fight through the whimsical tale.