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Tickets now available for the World Premiere of Orlando Ballet's new production of The Nutcracker

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary in 2023–24, Orlando Ballet will premiere of a brand new production of The Nutcracker in December 2023.


World Premiere of Orlando Ballet's new production of The Nutcracker

Like young Clara, Artistic Director Jorden Morris dreams big as all will see when Orlando Ballet premieres this entirely new production of The Nutcracker this December in the magnificent surroundings of Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


The world premier will take place December 8, with the production running until Christmas Eve, December 24, 2023.


Supported by an elite dream team of designers of sets, costumes and lighting, this production is a wonderfully imaginative version of the world’s most beloved holiday tale.


Staying true to the traditional story of a young girl’s love for her favorite Christmas gift bestowed by the town’s toymaker, Morris pairs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic musical score with entirely new choreography to create a fresh and whimsical experience complete with giant snow globes, fancy mice, and a few high-flying surprises.


World Premiere of Orlando Ballet's new production of The Nutcracker

Morris spent three years reimagining the production, beginning his monumental task by structuring a creative team of world-renowned designers. Joined by Orlando Ballet’s Rehearsal Director/Assistant to the Choreographer Lisa Thorn–Vinzant; Robert Perdziola, Set/Costume Designer, and Lighting Designer Joseph Walls, Morris’ wildest dreams come to life on stage for everyone to enjoy.


“The Nutcracker is universally beloved, so we all understood our responsibility to protect the story, and, of course, the music. Having this special team of creative and enthusiastic experts share in revisioning all the tradition and charm of this classic, in a new and innovative way, is a choreographer’s dream,” said Morris. “We’ve created something very special for Central Florida.”



World Premiere of Orlando Ballet's new production of The Nutcracker

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