The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

December 8-24, 2023

The Nutcracker

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In honor of our 50th Anniversary, Orlando Ballet is thrilled to present the World Premiere of a ground-breaking production of The Nutcracker. This from-scratch, Broadway-caliber production will be the largest ever created by an Orlando-based performing arts organization, featuring enchanting new choreography, stunning costumes, fantastical sets, and magical stage elements.

Staying true to the traditional story of a young girl’s love for her favorite Christmas gift bestowed by the town’s toymaker, this exciting new production set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score promises to form new and renewed holiday traditions for years to come.

Artistic Director, Jorden Morris, spent three years reimagining the production with a creative team of world-renowned designers, including Orlando Ballet’s Associate Artistic Director, Lisa Thorn Morris, award-winning Costume and Set Designer, Robert Perdziola, and Lighting Designer Joseph Walls.

The Nutcracker is universally beloved, so we all understood our responsibility to protect the story and [of course] the music. Having this special team of creative and enthusiastic experts share in revisioning all the tradition and charm of this classic in a new and innovative way is a choreographer’s dream,” said Morris. “We’ve created something very special for Central Florida.”

Don’t miss your chance to see Clara’s enchanting dreams come to life on stage as never before this December 8-24, 2023.

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The Nutcracker Family & Sensory-Friendly Performance:

This enchanting holiday classic is specially designed for families of all ages. For our Sensory-Friendly performances, patrons can expect a welcoming, supportive environment for people of all abilities to enjoy this full-length live ballet performance. Adjustments to sound and lighting effects, including keeping the house lights dimly on, will be made. Designated quiet spaces will be available for those needing a break during the performance, and you will be allowed to come in and out of the theatre as needed.

Run time: 2 hours

More information on Accessibility at Dr. Phillips Center can be found here.

Coming in December 2023

In celebration of our 50th Anniversary in 2023–24, Orlando Ballet is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of a new production of The Nutcracker, debuting in December 2023.

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Field Trip Performance

December 13, 2023 | This holiday season, you and your students can join Orlando Ballet on an unforgettable adventure as we proudly present the World Premiere of The Nutcracker! Ignite your students’ imaginations and let the magic of this timeless ballet captivate their hearts and minds.

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Enjoy a performance with a group of friends, family or associates, and save up to 25%! Plus you’ll receive one-on-one concierge service giving you the flexibility to customize your booking for your group. To book your group, download the request form below, and submit the completed form to pingram@orlandoballet.org.


For more information, contact Patrick Ingram at 407. 203. 3735 ext. 9839 or email pingram@orlandoballet.org


Dr. Phillips Center and Orlando Ballet are the only official sellers of Orlando Ballet tickets. Orlando Ballet does not authorize the selling of our tickets through third-party vendors. The only official website for tickets is drphillipscenter.org. Please be wary of search engine listings marked as an AD — these are paid listings and could be third-party sellers.

Orlando Ballet is not responsible for tickets purchased through any means other than the Dr. Phillips Center or Orlando Ballet website or box office. Tickets purchased through third-party sellers may not be valid for entry.

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