Maine State Ballet’s The Nutcracker has inspired our holiday playlist!


Maine State’s Ballet The Nutcracker is back at Merrill on Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8. 

Maine State Ballet’s annual holiday production of The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite of Portland’s holiday season – 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 and 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.

Please enjoy this Nutcracker inspired playlist, put together just for you.

And don’t miss all of the shows coming up!