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BOSTON, MA: 20th Anniversary Season of Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker”

BOSTON, MA: 20th Anniversary Season  of Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker”


City Ballet of Boston


Boch Center Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116


Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 1:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 5:30pm



City Ballet of Boston

Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker,” the modern Boston-centric holiday classic presented by City Ballet of Boston, celebrates its 20th season this December! The live in-person performances at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre showcase winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Anchored by classical ballet, the performances also include a broad range of dance forms such as tap, hip-hop, flamenco, and jazz, accompanied by a small live orchestra of local musicians.

Deemed “a holiday arts tradition reflecting the rich multicultural diversity of Boston” by The Boston Globe, more than 150 performers – local children and professional dancers – take the stage in this joyful rendition of heroine Clarice’s adventure with the street magician Drosselmeyer.

They explore iconic Boston landmarks such as the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues, the golden dome of the State House, the Boston Public Garden, Fenway Park’s “Green Monster,” the Citgo sign, the Hatch Shell, and Downtown Boston. The stage comes alive with hundreds of colorful costumes re-imagined by local designer Dustin Todd Rennells (originally designed by Rebecca Cross) with eye-catching sets by Janie Howland.
“Urban Nutcracker” can be enjoyed by the whole family, and all ages!

More Information:

Urban Nutcracker will play the Boch Center Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116). 

Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office, online or by calling (866) 348-9738. Groups of 10 or more may reserve discounted tickets now by contacting Boch Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or groups@bochcenter.org

Ticket Prices: $29-$98 

Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 18 at 7:00 PM 
Sunday, December 19 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 19 at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, December 22 at 7:00 PM

All performances are approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.

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