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'Nutcracker' at Philadelphia's Academy of Music still a treat after all these years

It was opening weekend of the Pennsylvania Ballet in

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ delights audiences in its 42nd Holiday Season

Every year I see this ballet, and every year I am still astounded by the beauty and magic that surround

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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Returns to the Stage at the Academy of Music

In the traditional sense of the word, nothing is more holiday than seeing the Nutcracker Ballet at the Academy of Music. It has been a family tradition since I was a kid, and every year the story still holds the same delight for me. 

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The French Connection: Pennsylvania Ballet’s New Season Draws Inspiration from France

When planning the Pennsylvania Ballet’s upcoming season, Artistic Director Roy Kaiser didn’t intend for most of the Company’s programs to have ties to France. But after stepping back, he realized that French choreographers created two of the ballets, and two other ballets are set in the French countryside. 

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Pennsylvania Ballet Keeps Audiences on Their Toes with Four Contemporary Classics

The Pennsylvania Ballet took the stage of the Merriam Theater with Program IV on Wednesday night, presenting premieres by Jerome Robbins and William Forsythe, a timeless B

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Pennsylvania Ballet's Program II Feature Matthew Neenan and George Balanchine

The Pennsylvania Ballet’s Program II is an exciting one that likely introduced most ballet-goers to new repertoire. It included George Balanchine's Four Temperaments. This is a work based on Paul Hindemith’s work for solo piano of the same name.

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A Christmas Tradition: The Nutcracker Still Sparkles in Philadelphia

For many Philadelphia-area families, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker is as much a part of Christmas tradition as snowy weather, Santa Claus, and re-gifting fruitcake. Once again, the Pennsylvania Ballet doesn’t disappoint with this year’s production. 

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Pennsylvania Ballet Performs Holiday Favorite, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

The Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rittenhouse Square and the Macy’s Light Show aren’t the only Christmas rituals in which native Philadelphians partake each holiday season.

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