Dec19 - 2119

The Nutcracker

  • Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Don't miss out on the magic of Festival Ballet Providence's timeless production of The Nutcracker. With beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers, FBP's production is a magical performance perfect for audiences of all ages. It is a classic staging of the familiar tale of Clara and her prince. The Nutcracker ballet is based on the story "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice" by E.T.A. Hoffman. First performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1892, the ballet has since become a holiday tradition throughout the world.

The ballet begins with a grand Christmas party, complete with puppet theater, dancing dolls and a tree that grows 25 feet in height. A Nutcracker doll given to Clara by her Uncle Drosselmeyer sends the young girl into to a midnight battle between life-size toy soldiers and giant mice lead by the Mouse Queen. Clara survives the ordeal, only to find that her protector, a life-sized Nutcracker soldier, has been transformed into a handsome human prince. He leads her through a dozen dancing snowflakes to the luscious Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier introduce the couple to brightly costumed dancers from around the world. They celebrate the victory over the Mouse Queen with cultural dances from around the world, culminating in a grand finale

Make your trip to the Dec. 21 matinée a memorable afternoon with a visit to Clara's Tea, FBP's signature holiday event at Graice's. Revel in the beautiful holiday decor, enjoy delectable treats and a selection of teas from around the world, and meet Clara and other Nutcracker characters before heading to PPAC for the 1:30 matinée performance of The Nutcracker at PPAC. Includes complimentary valet parking through conclusion of performance; does not include admission to The Nutcracker. Click here for details.


Group Info

15% discount available for 15 or more. Contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162


Ticket Info

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-2787 , or at the PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence.

The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and at least two hours prior to all curtain times.

To ensure the enjoyment of all patrons, children under the age of six are not permitted to attend performances unless it is designated as a family show. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) to see which shows are appropriate for younger children. All persons regardless of age are required to have a ticket for family shows.

Ticket pricing subject to change without notice.