Dancers Performing. Photo Provided by Portland Ballet

A Victorian Nutcracker

This version is unique to Portland and its history, as the first act takes place in the Victoria Mansion with characters pulled directly from Portland’s past.

Events > A Victorian Nutcracker
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Ballet
(207) 772-9671
December 20, 2024 through December 24, 2024

A Victorian Nutcracker is a retelling of the classic story of a young girl’s Christmas Eve dream, brought on by a curious gift of a nutcracker, in which she travels to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of the Sweets. Performances at Merrill Auditorium will feature the Portland Ballet Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman.

Dates and Times:
Saturday, December 9th at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 9th at 7:00pm
Sanford Performing Arts Center

Saturday, December 16th at 2:00pm
Sunday, December 17th at 2:00pm
Westbrook Performing Arts Center

Friday, December 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 23rd at 7:30pm
Featuring the Portland Ballet Orchestra
Merrill Auditorium

Portland Ballet is proud to present a community show of a Victorian Nutcracker for local groups such as schools, senior centers, and other community-based organizations. Groups should be at least 10 people. Reservations are made on a first come first serve basis. Seating begins at 9:30am and the show will begin at 10:00am and last approximately 2 hours with an intermission. This year’s offering will include live music by the Portland Ballet Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman. Please contact with any questions.