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Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
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"The Nutcracker"
155 ratings
4.6 average rating
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1 review
2 stars
attended Dec 10 2009

I did attend this event. I have to admit, I thought that the seats I had purchased were in a better location than they were. They were advertised as $100 seats that cost goldstar members $50. I brought my daughter for her 18th birthday and...continued

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1 stars
attended Dec 12 2010

I enjoyed the music and dancing very much. I was disappointed in the Russian Dance however. It is my favorite part of the Nutcracker, but the dancers did not do true squat kicks like they used to do, they do pirouettes instead. This seems to be...continued

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4 stars
attended Dec 19 2010

I have seen the Nutcracker several times over the course of my life. There are certain parts I look forward to, one of which is the Russian dancers. I was disappointed in their change of choreography. Also, I realize everyone is cutting back in...continued

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Winner of Goldstar’s Nutty Award 2009


Music: Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

Choreography: Mikko Nissinen

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a must-see holiday event for the whole family! Join Clara on her magical journey through an enchanted winter wonderland to a palace of sugary confections.

Karen Campbell wrote in The Boston Globe_, “_The Nutcracker provides a sugar rush into the holiday season. The company’s version of this beloved classic sports vivid, imaginative scenery, captivating special effects, substantive choreography and exquisite dancing.” 

Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker features the Boston Ballet company dancers and more than 250 children from Boston Ballet School, hailed last year as “adorable, focused and disciplined” handling serious pattern and partner work with “impressive aplomb.”

This holiday tradition has showcased Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet School’s artistry, technique and love for dance for more than 40 years and continues to delight Boston audiences.

These magnificent sets and costumes will be retired after 20 years on stage in Boston. The Nutcracker returns to the stage in 2012 with new sets and costumes!

About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet, a professional dance company and the region's second-largest performing arts organization, is dedicated to the highest standards of dance performance, training, and education. The Company presents fully staged classical and contemporary works during its eight-month season. Performances reach a broadly inclusive audience from throughout the state and region, and support an institutional mission that values leadership, innovation, and partnership. Boston Ballet's Center for Dance Education serves an associated imperative to train dancers of all ages and provide general access to the art of dance.