NJ Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ starts 11-show Morristown run, Dec. 16; NYC Ballet star will perform twice

Special guest performer: Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet: Dec. 16 & Dec. 22

New Jersey Ballet’s presentation of the holiday favorite Nutcracker comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center for 11 performances beginning Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at 7:30 pm. New Jersey Symphony will provide live orchestral accompaniment. Tickets are $35-$75.  (All dates listed below)

Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, will perform as a special guest dancer for the Dec. 16 and Dec. 22 performances as Cavalier.

A livestream of the Thursday, Dec. 22 production will be available for purchase for $25.  This is the second year that MPAC is offering a livestream of the production for those unable to attend in person.

Nutcracker brings together three of the state’s leading cultural institutions – New Jersey Ballet, New Jersey Symphony and MPAC – to present a Nutcracker that is firmly established as New Jersey’s favorite holiday tradition.

When the curtain rises, audiences in Morristown can expect the eye-popping special effects, brilliant dancing, glorious costumes, and the magic and pantomime that have inspired critics to call it  “a spectacle that never seems to age…magic that should go on and on,” and “one of the best…as good as it gets.”

New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker is the longest running original professional production in the state. It debuted in Millburn in 1971 with international star of New York City Ballet Edward Villella as the Cavalier.

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