New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker with New Jersey Symphony
51st Anniversary - Presented by New Jersey Ballet
John Yaffé conductor
New Jersey Ballet
New Jersey Symphony
This year marks the 51st anniversary of New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker, making it the longest-running original professional production in the state. The production debuted in Millburn in 1971 with international star of New York City Ballet Edward Villella as the Cavalier. Since then, the company has given approximately 800 performances in theaters throughout New Jersey, with more than 5,000 dancers and children, and over a million viewers. Many in the audience who saw the production as children now bring their own children and grandchildren to see this cherished holiday tradition.
New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker at MPAC will feature the New Jersey Symphony under the baton of John Yaffé. When the curtain rises, audiences in Morristown can expect the eye-popping special effects, brilliant dancing, glorious costumes and the magic and pantomime that has 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.”
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
Based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman
For tickets, buy online at mayoarts.org or contact the Mayo Performing Arts Center box office at 973.539.8008.
Presented by New Jersey Ballet, in collaboration with Mayo Performing Arts Center and New Jersey Symphony.