Ballet in Portland

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The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.

609 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US

For more than 50 years, Boston Ballet has been wowing enthusiastic audiences with their lively theater and dance productions, floating through choreographed works like Cinderella and Romeo & Juliet. In 2009, the graceful dancers made their way from the nearby Wang Center to their now-permanent performance home at the 2,500 seat Boston Opera House, although hopeful prima ballerinas still receive their training at the nearby five-story Boston Ballet School – the largest of its kind in the nation – in Boston’s South End. The holiday season officially kicks off in the city when the Boston Ballet announces its beloved performance schedule for their timeless production The Nutcracker.

539 Washington Street
Boston,
MA
US