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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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Comcast Holiday Spectacular at Comcast Center starts Thanksgiving Day

In just its fourth year, “The Comcast Holiday Spectacular” has become a must-see holiday tradition in Philadelphia, entertaining thousands of people of all ages and spreading holiday cheer.   

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Philly2Philly's Christine Tarlecki checks out Christmas at Longwood Gardens

I’ve been fortunate enough this holiday season to see many festive performances: The Nutcracker Ballet, Dickens of a Christmas and this weekend I was lucky enough to spend the evening with friends at Lon

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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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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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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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