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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker


'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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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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Christmas Funday in Philly: Macy's Christmas Light Show, Dickens Christmas Village & The Nutcracker

The holidays are here and after you’ve spent copious amounts of time eating turkey, ham, seafood, and desserts, as well as shopping, wrapping and opening presents, you probably want to get out of the house. Here’s the perfect opportunity to grab the family and your friends and head into Center City for what I call a Tarlecki family tradition- the Christmas Funday!

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