Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic Present The Nutcracker at Dr. Phillips Center Dec 17-20

Enjoy a Christmas classic with the family, when Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic Present The Nutcracker at Dr. Phillips Center December 17 through 20, 2015.

 Orlando Ballet - The Nutcracker

Filled with thrills and merriment, Orlando Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker is a Central Florida holiday tradition. They will be joined by the sounds of a 57-piece orchestra, provided by the Orlando Philharmonic, and led by Dr. John V. Sinclair, artistic director and conductor of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

This marks the fourth year in a row that the orchestra and ballet have performed The Nutcracker together.

“All three organizations—the Ballet, the Philharmonic and Bach Festival Society—are excited to spend the holiday season together,” said the ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Hill. “Live music makes all the difference in bringing this production to life.”

Dates and times of the performances are:

  • Thursday, December 17 at 8pm
  • Friday, December 18 at 8pm
  • Saturday, December 19 at 2pm and 8pm
  • Sunday, December 20 at 1pm and 6:30pm

The Saturday, December 19, 2 p.m., performance and the Sunday, December 20, 1 p.m., performance will include pre-performance activities for the entire family. Audiences are encouraged to arrive 1 hour early for arts & crafts, face painting, storytelling and a chance to meet some of the characters from The Nutcracker.

Tickets start at $41.50, available at drphillipscenter.org.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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