- One ticket to The Rock School’s The Nutcracker 1776
- When: choose from a 7 p.m. showtime on Friday, November 27, or a 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 28
- Where: Merriam Theater
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- $23 for the family circle (up to $33 value)
- $30 for the balcony (up to $43 value)
- $34 for the orchestra (up to $48 value)
- Click to view the seating chart
The Nutcracker 1776
The Nutcracker 1776 weaves the Founding Fathers into the classic tale of holiday adventure. It begins in a Colonial-era tavern, when innocent young Abby receives a nutcracker from jolly old inventor Benjamin Franklin. After everyone else is fast asleep, Abby sneaks out of bed to peek at her new toy and suddenly finds herself in the midst of a battle—the redcoat-clad General Mouse Howe has her beloved at his mercy. But when Abby topples the monarch for good, the Nutcracker takes her on a tour of the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets.
Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens. The “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” tiptoes to the music-box chimes of a celesta, while a medley of national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.
The Rock School
The Rock School for Dance Education offers high-quality dance training for talented young artists from around the world, along with an extensive dance and movement outreach program that annually reaches 25,000 underserved youth by providing arts and fitness activities to inner city schools. The core mission of the school focuses on patience, persistence, attention to detail, and self-motivation to help build teamwork. The organization—one of the nation's top pre-professional training programs—trains many of the future dance stars of tomorrow—The Rock School now has dancers in virtually every major dance company in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as in film and on Broadway.