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The Nutcracker

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On Saturday, December 23rd, keep the holiday tradition alive when you experience the Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s (BTM’s) stunningly beautiful version of The Nutcracker at its resident home theater—The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.  Allow yourself to be swept away by young Clara’s adventures as she rescues her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen’s evil spell.  Travel with her to the whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets where magic, romance, wonder and dreams abound.  Both the 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. performances will be played live by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Julien Benichou, who is, according to the BSO’s Jonathon Carey, “one of the most exciting young conductors on the scene today.”  Joining him as Concertmaster is the world renowned violinist Kurt Nikkanen of the New York City Ballet Orchestra.


The Modell Lyric and BTM are honored to dedicate The Nutcracker in the memory of David Modell—community leader, philanthropist, and steadfast friend of the arts. Celebrate his life with us; and enjoy the festivities in the lobby prior to each performance where you can mingle with carolers, Santa Claus, Clara, and the Nutcracker.  Photographs are encouraged.


Tickets on sale July 21st at 10:00am