Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker
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. There is 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.