Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

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in partnership with Jefferson Ballet Theatre

Dec. 16 & 17, 2023

Sat. + Sun. @ 2:00 pm

Jefferson Performing Arts Center

6400 Airline Drive | Metairie

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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Featuring the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Dennis Assaf!

The ballet is directed by Kenneth Beck and choreographed by Kimberly Matulich-Beck with the Jefferson Ballet Theatre. This is JBT’s fifth annual collaboration with JPAS and its 16th annual Nutcracker production.

Toy soldiers, the Mouse King, and the Sugar Plum Fairy--experience these classic characters again this holiday season as part of the fantastical journey with The Nutcracker. Travel to the Land of Sweets with Clara as she befriends a nutcracker who comes to life on Christmas Eve to wage a battle against the evil Mouse King. This dancing and dreaming fantasy reminds us of the importance of imagination, love and childhood.