Nutcracker – Several performances in December

When:
December 16, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
2023-12-16T14:00:00-05:00
2023-12-16T14:15:00-05:00

FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE PRESENTS OF THE NUTCRACKER AT THE
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware’s only professional ballet company and the Resident Ballet
Company at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, is celebrating the holiday season with five
performances of The Nutcracker in Copeland Hall at The Grand.

FSBT’s first production of The Nutcracker at The Grand in 2002 featured two professional guest
artists heading a cast of students dancing multiple roles. This year’s production will feature
FSBT’s company of 21 professional artists from around the world who live, work and dance here
in Delaware. Over 40 students from The School of First State Ballet Theatre will round out the
cast in the children’s roles.

Each year the production is updated with new choreography, new costumes and new dancers,
but the essence of the ballet remains the same. Theatregoers come year after year to hear the
timeless Tchaikovsky score, be swept away by the fantastical story of Marie and her handsome
prince and their magical journey to the Land of Sweets, and to create new memories with
family and friends each holiday season.

THE NUTCRACKER
Delaware’s Holiday Tradition at The Grand
Join Delaware’s ballet company on the magical journey through the Land of Sweets in this sparkling
production at The Grand Opera House.
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 7 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 2 pm
Friday, December 22, 2023 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 2 pm
The Grand Opera House – Copeland Hall
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Tickets: $19.99-$57
Call 1-302-652-5577or visit www.thegrandwilmington.org
Tickets available at https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/productions/7806-the-nutcracker/

ABOUT FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE
Established in 1999, First State Ballet Theatre (FSBT) is Delaware's leader in ballet performance, training,
education and outreach. Our mission is to present ballet boldly to Delaware; to enrich our community
with live professional performances; to inspire and educate dancers and audiences of the future; and to
connect local youth with a creative, inclusive movement experience.
First State Ballet Theatre is Delaware's only professional ballet company and employs a diverse roster of
professional dancers from around the world. FSBT is based in Wilmington’s historic Grand Opera House
and presents classical and contemporary ballet programming and new works from local and
internationally-recognized choreographers.
Each year FSBT reaches over 6,000 people through our performances and outreach programs. The School
of FSBT offers ballet classes and other dance programming year-round for students ages three years to
seniors and attracts students from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all three counties in
Delaware.
For more information about First State Ballet Theatre’s 2023-2024 Season,
please visit www.firststateballet.org

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