Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker is back and their adding a THIRD weekend of shows!
Tickets are on sale for all shows, including the new dates, Dec. 8 & 9.
Maine State Ballet’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite of Portland Maine’s holiday season and the performance at Merrill Auditorium is a family holiday tradition. Under the direction of Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet member Linda MacArthur Miele, Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker features classic choreography, glorious sets and dazzling costumes by Production Designer and Associate Director Gail Csoboth. It also features live music by the Maine State Ballet Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Karla M. Kelley Brenner. Thirty professional ballet company members along with over two hundred local, Southern Maine dancers comprise the large cast. Enjoy the traditional story of the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, gorgeous costumes, scenery and the live music of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra and Chorus.