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The Nutcracker

by Boston Ballet

Music Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Overture

Choreography Mikko Nissinen

Set and Costume Design
Robert Perdziola

Lighting Design Mikki Kunttu

ARTISTS OF BOSTON BALLET

Based on E.T.A Hoffman’s dreamlike novella, The Nutcracker brings to life Clara’s magical journey filled with colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. A New England holiday tradition for over 50 years, this enchanting classical ballet—set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky—continues to enthrall audiences of all ages.

Here are some little-known facts behind what makes Boston Ballet’s production of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker “the granddaddy of them all.”