The Nutcracker holds a special place in the hearts of both new and longtime patrons, becoming synonymous with the holiday season. Its endearing story, Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score, and iconic choreography create a memorable experience for the whole family. This holiday favorite tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a journey, battling toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets. Greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, Clara enjoys a suite of brilliant and joyful dances before opening her eyes to the familiar sights of her home, wondering if it was all a dream.
This celebrated production includes an outstanding roster of professional artists plus over 100 children from Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with CPNJ. This concert will feature a world premiere by composer John Dickson and Richard Strauss’s DON JUAN and then we’ll get the party started with Johann Strauss, Gershwin and Richard Rogers. Join us on-stage for a champagne reception commemorating our 10th Anniversary!