The Nutcracker

Main Stage

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Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) present its 48th annual tour of The Nutcracker. A beloved holiday tradition, ABB's The Nutcracker features magnificent principal dancers from around the country accompanied by 150-200 local area students per city in its youth casts

The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl, Clara, and the magical dream she has one Christmas Eve. Set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, the story of The Nutcracker follows the adventures of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Mouse King and embark on a magical journey to the Land of Sweets.   

Choreographed by Madeline Cantarella Culpo, featuring sets by Carl Sprague and costumes by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue, The Nutcracker is sure to delight all ages.  

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