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Dates:Only on 12/17, 12/18, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23 between 12/17/22 - 12/23/22
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Theater & Shows

urban nutcracker photoAnthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker,” the modern Boston-centric holiday classic presented by City Ballet of Boston, celebrates its 20th season this December!

The performances, December 17-23, 2022 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:
Tickets are available at the Boch Center Box Office,, 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 [email protected].

Ticket Prices: $29-$98

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

Find more Boston holiday events & shows in our handy guide to winter fun for the whole family!

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Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 at 5:30 PM
Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 PM
Friday, December 23 at 7:00pm

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Ticket Prices: $29-$98



265 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02116 map
Phone: (617) 524-3066

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116


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