Morristown. New Jersey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ 50th anniversary season

| 08 Dec 2021 | 08:23

New Jersey Ballet’s presentation of the holiday classic Nutcracker comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown for ten performances beginning Friday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and running through Dec. 26.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will provide live accompaniment.

This year marks the 50th anniversary that New Jersey Ballet has performed Nutcracker across the state.

“New Jersey Ballet’s Nutcracker is a heartwarming and uplifting staging of this holiday classic,” said Paul McRae, assistant director with New Jersey Ballet. “For the last decade, we have presented our spectacle production at the magnificent Mayo Performing Arts Center to theatergoers of all ages.”

“We know that so many families look forward to making Nutcracker a centerpiece of their holiday traditions,” said Allison Larena, president and CEO of the Mayo Performing Arts Center. “We are thrilled to bring back the magic of this seasonal favorite to our stage in 2021.”

When the curtain rises, audiences can expect the eye-popping special effects, brilliant dancing, glorious costumes, and the magic and pantomime that have inspired critics to call it “a spectacle that never seems to age.”

Patrons must show proof of full vaccination and a photo ID at the door, or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of an event and must wear masks at all times. Children 12 and under need only wear masks.

Tickets are $35 to $75. For more information and a complete performance schedule, visit New Jersey Ballet’s website at or call 973-539-8008.