Maine State Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”

Maine State Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
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Maine State Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'
Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 3:53 p.m.

Saturday, November 24 to Sunday, December 2, 2012; 2:42 p.m.

Location: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, Maine

Contact: Maine State Ballet; 207-781-7672


Maine State Ballet’s holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker”, comes to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium again this year with nearly 300 dancers and the live music of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra.

Order tickets by phone at 207-842-0800, or online at

From the snowflakes falling above the Merrill stage, to each individual bead sewn into the costumes, the Nutcracker is Maine’s grandest ballet presentation. In the 35 years since co-founder and Artistic Director Linda MacArthur Miele first staged the Nutcracker in Maine, the show has become a beloved holiday tradition.