The Nutcracker

Presented by: American Academy of Ballet

December 2, 2023
1 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Mainstage Theatre

$25, $30, $35

ballet dancers on stage.

The magic of the holiday season begins with the Nutcracker. Come celebrate a very special performance of the holiday classic with the American Academy Nutcracker. This production has become a Western New York favorite, previously selling out performances at UB Center for the Arts. Headed into our 25th year, it is Buffalo's longest-running production of "The Nutcracker."

The charm of this production is its child-friendly approach. Choreographed to delight children of all ages, there are surprises tucked into every scene. This production has scene after scene of color and magic. In China, a giant dragon takes center stage. At the North Pole, Santa's elves are busy putting finishing touches on holiday toys. The Snow Scene takes place in Central Park with an actual skating park and falling snow. A highlight of the Academy's Nutcracker is a visit that Clara and her Prince take to exciting lands each year. They travel around the world to exciting and enchanted lands.