AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S THE NUTCRACKER

FINAL NEW YORK CITY PERFORMANCES OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE’S THE NUTCRACKER, DECEMBER 12-21, 2014 AT BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE.

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland to Debut as Clara, the Princess.

American Ballet Theatre will give its final New York City performances of The Nutcracker at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House beginning Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.  Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, the holiday classic will be given 13 performances through December 21 at BAM.  
Stella Abrera will make her debut as Clara, the Princess at the matinee on Sunday, December 14, dancing opposite Alexandre Hammoudi as the Nutcracker Prince.  Misty Copeland will make her debut as Clara, the Princess at the evening performance on Sunday, December 14, opposite Eric Tamm as the Nutcracker Prince.  Additional casts will be led by Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside, Sarah Lane and Joseph Gorak and Hee Seo and Cory Stearns.

The Nutcracker, set to a score by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. This production was given its World Premiere at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on December 23, 2010, led by Gillian Murphy as Clara, the Princess and David Hallberg as the Nutcracker Prince.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2014 season of The Nutcracker will be the final performances of the ballet at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Beginning December 2015, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre will co-present annual engagements of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, California. The 2015 performances will mark the production’s West Coast Premiere.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, beginning at $20, can be purchased in person at the BAM box office, by phone at 718-636-4100 or online at www.bam.org. The BAM box office is located in the Peter Jay Sharp Building at  30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  For more information, please visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org

American Ballet Theatre will give its final New York City performances of The Nutcracker