BSO, BSA to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/19-21

June 6
12:47 2014

BSO, BSA to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/19-21

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) will once again collaborate to present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's full-length holiday classic The Nutcracker at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Friday, December 19 through Sunday, December 21, 2014. The BSO will be conducted by Maestro Robert Bernhardt and the ballet will feature 120 students from BSA's high school and TWIGS after-school and weekend programs. Boston Ballet Executive Director Barry Hughson will choreograph the production.

Tickets range from $25.50 to $65.50 and are now available through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000, online at, or in person at the Modell Lyric box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please see below for complete program details.

Composed in 1891 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker is a two?act ballet that has enchanted audiences of all ages for generations. The story follows a young girl named Clara through her vivid dreams on Christmas Eve. After falling asleep under the Christmas tree with her broken nutcracker doll, a prince greets Clara in her dreams and embarks with her on an adventure filled with life?size mice, dolls, fairies and sweets. Their journey to the Kingdom of Sweets includes the famous divertissements: Chocolat, Café, Thé, Trepak, Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.


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