50th Annual Nutcracker

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 - Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016
  • Recurring daily
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
1007 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE
  • Price: $15-$45
  • Phone: (302) 652-5577

Kick off the season with one of Wilmington's most enduring holiday traditions, Wilmington Ballet's 50th Nutcracker. Experience the magic of the story of young Clara on Christmas night as she is tangled in a battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, and travels to the Land of Sweets. Snowflakes become dancing maidens. Hot Chocolate, Mandarin Tea, Arabian Coffee, Marzipan, and Mother Ginger and her children perform for Clara’s entertainment. With the breathtakingly beautiful dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, Clara’s fairy tale adventure concludes as she awakens next morning under the Christmas tree. Wilmington Ballet's performance features New York City Ballet principal dancers Abi Stafford and Stephen Swann as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Live music will be provided by the Wilmington Ballet Orchestra and Chorus and the beloved Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will perform. This show is appropriate for all ages.