Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker” 20th Anniversary Season

Presented by City Ballet of Boston
Boch Center Shubert Theatre 265 Tremont St, Boston
December 18 — 1:00 pmDecember 18 — 7:00 pmDecember 19 — 1:00 pmDecember 19 — 5:30 pmDecember 21 — 7:00 pmDecember 22 — 7:00 pmDecember 23 — 7:00 pmDecember 26 — 1:00 pmDecember 26 — 7:00 pm

Anthony Williams’ “Urban Nutcracker,” the modern Boston-centric holiday classic presented by City Ballet of Boston, celebrates its 20th season this December! The live in-person performances, December 18-26, 2021 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, showcase winter scenes set in present-day downtown Boston, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Anchored by classical ballet, the performances also include a broad range of dance forms such as tap, hip-hop, flamenco, and jazz, accompanied by a small live orchestra of local musicians.

Deemed “a holiday arts tradition reflecting the rich multicultural diversity of Boston” by The Boston Globe, more than 150 performers – local children and professional dancers – take the stage in this joyful rendition of heroine Clarice’s adventure with the street magician Drosselmeyer.