New England Civic Ballet Presents Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" on December 13 or 14 (Up to Half Off)

Rogers Center for the Arts- Merrimack College

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Family-friendly holiday ballet enchants audiences with the timeless tale of a young girl and her wooden nutcracker

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The Deal

  • One ticket to New England Civic Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker
  • Where: Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
  • Section: reserved seating
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.<p>

Performance Options

  • Friday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.<p>

Ticketing Options

  • $12 for one ticket for children under 18 (up to a $24 value)
  • $15 for one adult ticket (up to a $28 value)<p>

The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts.<p>

New England Civic Ballet Presents Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

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 and regal fairy queens. 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.<p>

Initially unpopular when it premiered in Russia, The Nutcracker languished for decades with a reputation as one of Tchaikovsky’s lesser works. Then, in the 1950s, the ballet’s status as a fixture of the holiday season began to grow as suddenly as Clara’s magic Christmas tree when renowned American choreographer George Balanchine staged it for the New York Ballet. Balanchine’s elegant staging remains the most popular, alternating between breathtaking displays of balletic mastery by soloists and duos and large-scale set pieces that fill the stage with luminous costumes.<p>

New England Civic Ballet

The New England Civic Ballet was formed for one simple reason: to give dancers the chance to perform. The organization casts all of its productions through open auditions and invitations, rather than maintaining a permanent company and asking if there’s a soloist in the house immediately before a show. That sense of community extends to the ballet’s dance school as well, where students of all ages are welcomed to continue to hone their craft. Their learning is put into practice during shows staged throughout the year, including a popular annual production of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

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