Pennsylvania Ballet Presents “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” At The Academy Of Music

The Nutcracker

‘A Holiday Family Tradition’

Celebrate one Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions with The Nutcracker, a Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance by George Balanchine at The Academy of Music. Now in its 49th year, you can see this wonderful production December 8 to 31!

Immerse yourself in the beloved tale of The Nutcracker as Marie and her Prince share a magical gift that transports them to a suspenseful battle between soldiers and mice, a glistening forest full of snow, and into the Land of Sweets. Lavish sets and opulent costumes pair with the unforgettable Tchaikovsky score performed live by the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and the celebrated Philadelphia Boys Choir.

Nutcracker Magic

(Saturday, December 09, 2017, 12 pm) Children of all ages will enjoy this enchanted holiday party and luncheon in the Grand Ballroom at the Bellevue followed by a matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Families can take part in holiday crafts, learn a dance from the ballet, meet the Mouse King and Sugarplum Fairy, and enjoy a magical feast. We are also excited to announce that we will be welcoming back Organ Grinder Joe Bush and his loveable monkey. Joe is one of only six genuine organ grinders in the country! Tickets from $150, for more information contact Barbara Vogdes at

Tea with the Sugarplum

Fairy at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 pm) Join the star of Philadelphia’s most anticipated holiday tradition for a magical afternoon of tea and tutus at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a delectable buffet and photo opportunity with the Sugarplum Fairy and experience a captivating matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® Prices start at $75 and include your performance ticket and buffet. To order, contact Group Sales Manager Arajua Backman at ~ Details ~


The Academy of Music
240 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102


December 8 – 31, 2017


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