November 25th – December 4th, 2022 | Merrill Auditorium
Maine State Ballet presents six performances of its critically acclaimed classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, over two weekends November 25th through December 4th. This family tradition ushers in the holiday season and is Northern New England’s largest and most spectacular Nutcracker. Thirty professional ballet company members comprise the large cast under the direction of Maine State Ballet’s Artistic Director and former New York City Ballet member, Linda MacArthur Miele. Maine State Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker features the traditional story of the Nutcracker Prince and Clara with gorgeous costumes and scenery by Production Designer and Associate Director, Gail Csoboth. Returning this year accompanying this production of The Nutcracker will be the live music of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Karla M. Kelley Brenner.