Touring 2016 – 17
Choreography by Rodney Gustafson

Additional choreography by Marina Fliagina
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume Design by A. Christina Giannini
and Mary Etta Lang

Set Design by Daniel Nyiri and Yuriy Samodurov
Mask and Doll Design by Robert Joyce
Lighting Design by Mark Somerfield

No holiday season is complete without a trip to the theatre to see The Nutcracker! One of State Street Ballet's most enchanting productions, this magical story is a favorite for audiences of all ages. The magnificent, opulent sets, complete with a gloriously gigantic Christmas tree, came all the way from Russia to set the backdrop for glittering snowflakes, waltzing flowers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her enchanting castle of characters.

As always, State Street Ballet’s mission is to inspire, educate, and entertain all audiences, while deepening and broadening our reach within communities. With arts-in-education programs at an all time low, we are doing all we can to bring dance, music, and theater back to the schools, so that we can inspire the next generations of artists, innovators, and creative minds through diverse outreach programs.

Our production of The Nutcracker is suitable for audiences of all ages, and can include numerous local dance students from the communities we travel to on tour. Through productions like The Nutcracker, we hope to give rising young dance students an inspiring experience onstage, as well as expose hundreds of children to their first theatrical ballet experience.

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