The Washington Ballet Celebrates 15 Years of THE NUTCRACKER

The Washington Ballet Celebrates 15 Years of THE NUTCRACKER

This year, The Washington Ballet celebrates 15 years of DC's perennial favorite, Septime Webre's The Nutcracker, November 24 - 25 at THEARC Theater and November 29 - December 28 at the historic Warner Theatre. Set to Tchaikovsky's magical score, this celebrated production set in 1882 early Georgetown has become the signature Nutcracker in our nation's capital.

The curtain rises and the audience is transported back in time to a Georgetown mansion where party guests include Frederick Douglass, John Paul Jones, Harriet Tubman, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The Washington Ballet's iconic version is equal parts history lesson, mischief and humor. With General Washington as the heroic Nutcracker, George III as the Rat King, Betsy Ross and other historical figures, the story comes to life with over 100 dancers, intricate, stunning set designs and original custom costumes. Audiences will be captivated by stunning duets by Anacostia Native Americans and a springtime on the banks of the Potomac. Waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing cardinals and dancing sugar plums plus other enchanting adaptations make this unique production at the majestic Warner Theatre a special treat that continues to captivate audiences of all ages.

Tickets start at only $33 and Super Value Pricing* (No ticket price higher than $54) is available for select evening performances.

Tickets to performances at THEARC Theater may be purchased online or by calling 202.362.3606 X605. Ticketing can also be found at

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1PM and 5:30PM

Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1PM and 5:30PM

Tickets to Warner Theatre performances may be purchased online at Ticketmaster or by calling 202.397.7328 (SEAT). Tickets are also available in-person at The Warner Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets. Ticketing can also be found at

Special Performances of The Nutcracker:

The Nutcracker Family Day is a fun interactive event where children of all ages can discover what it takes to create everyone's seasonal favorite. Family Day activities immediately precede the matinee performance. Families enjoy diverse activities including craft stations for coloring, ornament making and search-a-word, photo ops with dancers, and the opportunity to watch a rehearsal and learn how dancers prepare for performance. Participation in Family Day is included in the ticket price.

The Washington Ballet will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to service men and women and their families for Military Appreciation Night. Prior to the performance guests will be greeted at the historic Warner Theatre by military dignitaries and Nutcracker cast members and will be treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsal of The Nutcracker 'Soldiers Marching.' On this night, all in attendance are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Come early! Doors Open at 5:30PM.

Special 15% Discount Offer for Military Night. Use promo code STARS to receive a 15% discount in select price levels; offer valid until December 5 and only for the December 5 performance; not to be combined with any other offer; not valid on previously purchased tickets.

Based on the popularity of the afternoon tea, we will now offer a morning tea geared toward our youngest audience members at Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy from 10 AM to Noon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Attendees will enjoy tea service, a delicious breakfast, hands-on activities and have the opportunity to pose for a photograph with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen. Following the morning tea, all guests will proceed to the Warner Theatre for the 1 PM matinee of The Nutcracker (performance ticket included with Breakfast ticket).

A quintessential Washington, D.C. tradition, The Nutcracker Tea Party is the perfect way to kick off your family's holiday festivities! The experience includes an elegant tea with white glove service, hands-on activities for youth and the rare opportunity to pose for photographs with members of The Nutcracker cast. This family-friendly event is a delight for ballet lovers of all ages!

Both events are a benefit for The Washington Ballet education and community engagement programs and raise critical funds to provide the highest quality dance performance and training to everyone in our community.

Sponsorships - both Individual and Corporate are available for either or both events!

Breakfast with the Sugar Plum Fairy is $185 per ticket

The Nutcracker Tea Party is $285 per ticket

Photo by Theo Kossenas

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