Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, voted in 2009 as ‘The Best-Loved Nutcracker in the U.S.’, November 25 — December 31, 2011. State Street is the presenting sponsor of the 2011 production of The Nutcracker. All 40 performances take place at The Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston. Boston Ballet and The Nutcracker will make over 30 special appearances at events throughout the community during the holiday season.
This season’s presentation of The Nutcracker marks the final season the current sets and costumes will take the stage. Following this season, the current costumes and sets will be retired and Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker will return to the stage entirely reimagined with new sets and costumes in 2012.
“The final season of this Nutcracker production is a momentous occasion for Boston Ballet, as well as our audiences,” said Nissinen. “For decades, New Englanders have come to Boston to see this very special production of The Nutcracker. For decades, Boston Ballet dancers and BostonBalletSchool students have danced this version with artistry and heart. This season will be a special time for all of us to enjoy the magic, pageantry and holiday excitement of this beloved version one last time.”