When the holidays rolls around, there are few performances more synonymous with the season than The Nutcracker. Set to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, The Nutcracker stands amongst one of the most famed productions in history. And with good reason: this performance is jam-packed with unforgettable moments for the entire family. And this year, you don’t have to travel far to experience the magic, as The Nutcracker is once again dancing into Trenton.
On Saturday, December 9th, you and your family are invited to the Capital City for a stunning performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. There will a 1pm matinee as well as a 5pm performance, hosted at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial. The venue is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Trenton at 1 Memorial Dr, Trenton, NJ 08608. This cherished production will be put on by the talented professional artists of the American Repertory Ballet, as well as over 100 children from Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet. If you’re interested in attending, tickets can be purchased online here: The Nutcracker – Tickets.
Since The Nutcracker first premiered in 1892, there is a reason that The Nutcracker has been a staple part of the holiday season for thousands of families all over the world. The Nutcracker follows Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off on an fantastic journey, battling toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice along the way as they voyage to the Land of Sweets. Greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, Clara bears witness to a suite of exuberant dances before eventually waking up in the comfort of her own home, left to wonder if all she just experienced was only but a dream. A profound journey for viewers young and old, The Nutcracker will transport you to a land of magic just in time for the holidays.
This performance is presented by the American Repertory Ballet, one of the nation’s premier troupes of professional dancers. Setting out on a tour just in time for the holidays, the American Repertory Ballet is spreading the magic of The Nutcracker to communities all throughout the Garden State. Founded in 1954, the ARB is a non-profit organization devoted to bringing the beauty, artistry, and discipline of ballet to audiences all throughout the region. As an organization, ARB prioritizes keeping dance education and performances accessible to all, regardless of age, background, or experience. Inspiring a love of dance across the generations, the ARB plays a fundamental role in bringing ballet to the masses in New Jersey and beyond. For more information on the American Repertory Ballet’s latest news and updates, please visit their website, linked here: ARB – Home.
To learn more about this and other upcoming events at the Patriots Theater, you can check out their website, linked here: Patriots Theater – Home. For any questions or help with ticketing inquiries, please contact the War Memorial at (609) 984-8484 for further assistance. Don’t miss out on one of the most magical moments of the season, be sure to add The Nutcracker to your holiday agenda.