The Nutcracker

American Repertory Ballet’s beloved production of The Nutcracker tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets. Greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, Clara enjoys a suite of brilliant and joyful dances before opening her eyes to the familiar sights of her home, wondering if it was all a dream.

American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker is one of the longest, continuously running Nutcracker productions in the nation and features the professional company alongside a cast of over 100 Princeton Ballet School dancers.

*Additional dates and venues to be announced soon.

The Nutcracker

Location: McCarter Theatre Center | Princeton, NJ
Location: State Theatre New Jersey | New Brunswick, NJ


  • Fri, December 16 – 7:30 PM
  • Sat, December 17 – 2:00 PM
  • Sat, December 17 – 7:00 PM
  • Sun, December 18 – 1:00 PM
  • Sun, December 18 – 5:00 PM