Make Holiday Memories at Boston Ballet – The Nutcracker

Make Holiday Memories at Boston Ballet – The Nutcracker

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Disclosure: We received tickets to attend a performance of Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker. All opinions are our own.

Whether you cut your own Christmas tree, bake treats with your aunts every December, or get dressed up to head to the city for a night of theater, holiday traditions help make the season magical.

I loved ballet ever since I was a young girl. Captivating music, fantastic storytelling, stunning visuals that take us to another time and place, and incredible physical feats performed by extraordinary dancers. Attending the ballet always felt like a special experience. Attending at the holidays proves absolutely magical.

Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

I feel so fortunate to live in a city with such a rich tapestry of arts and culture. The Boston Ballet, the first professional repertory ballet company in New England, has seen its national and international reputation soar as a result of the high-caliber productions it puts on, like its cherished The Nutcracker.

This year marks the fifth straight year Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker wows audiences with its magic and splendor. A Boston holiday favorite, many of us simply feel the season wouldn’t feel complete without it.

Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Boston Ballet in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

Both children and adults will love Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, a total delight for the senses. The Boston Ballet Orchestra, led by five talented conductors, lavishly regales young and old alike with Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score, as we embark on a marvelous voyage with young Clara, whose new nutcracker turns into a prince on Christmas Eve night!

Clara’s wondrous journey through the enchanted forest and on to the prince’s kingdom will captivate audiences, imprinting cherished holiday memories and creating a sense of wonder you’ll want to revisit with your family every holiday season.

The Nutcracker runs until December 31, 2016 at the Boston Opera House. To purchase tickets (starting at $35) to this amazing show, head to the Boston Ballet’s website.

Featured image: Delia Wada-Gill and Paul Craig in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker; photo by Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy of Boston Ballet

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