Wilmington Ballet’s Holiday Tradition

The Wilmington Ballet Academy will present its 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker Dec 17-19 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square.

This production of The Nutcracker is the only one in the area featuring a live orchestra and a wide range of onstage performers. Featured performers include The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Amanda Smith & Anthony Santos, the renowned Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and the Wilmington Ballet Orchestra. Additional guest artists include Pieces of a Dream Academy of Dance (Wilmington), American Dance Academy (Hockessin), Stage Lights Dance Academy (Newark), McAleer-Paulson School of Irish Dance (Wilmington & Lewes) and Wilmington’s own Akua Noni Parker (Dance Theatre of Harlem & Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater).

Showtimes vary. For tickets visit TheGrandWilmington.org/productions