The Nutcracker, a true holiday classic, will grace the Palace Theatre stage for its 17th season

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Southern NH Dance Theatre will grace the Palace Theatre Stage for “The Nutcracker.”

MANCHESTER, NH  Come experience the magic and beauty of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker, this holiday season as Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater performs this annual production on the Palace stage, Friday Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Dancers in this classic ballet will be accompanied by a live 22-piece orchestra led by Grammy Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams during six weekend performances.

Based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman and music by Pytor llyich Tchaikovsky, this production will widen eyes with the fantastically designed backdrops setting the scene as well as bring audiences to the edge of their seats through the colorful expression of the arts, music and dance.

The performance unfolds at a charming Christmas party in the 19th century where the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer gives his niece, Clara, a magical toy that takes her on an unforgettable journey. Complete with the iconic dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, this year’s production will dazzle audiences whether returning for the annual spectacle or experiencing it for the first time.

Performances of The Nutcracker will be both evening and matinee with ticket prices ranging from $25 to $46.


Sponsors for the 2017-2018 Citizens Bank Performing Arts Series include, PC Connection, Coca Cola, McLean Communications, CMC, XO on Elm, Piccola Italia Ristorante, Cotton and Merrimack Mortgage.