We miss you!
Anthony Williams' Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic produced by City Ballet of Boston, moves online for 2020. Special this year, Urban Nutcracker offers a stream of the recording of their 2019 production to audiences!
A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky.
The streaming performances, November 28—December 24, 2020, 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 orchestra of local musicians.
Tony Williams says, “The magic of our Urban Nutcracker production can be shared with family and friends near and far this holiday season! The success of our production with audiences through the years is due, in part, to the blending of Tchaikovsky's eternally classic music with Duke Ellington's jazz arrangements of the score.”
Dates and times of Anthony Williams' Urban Nutcracker streams in 2020:
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 7pm
Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7pm
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2pm
Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7pm
*Tickets will be e-tickets to a streaming production of the Urban Nutcracker from past years. This is the FIRST TIME we have ever aired our shows in entirety to the public outside of seeing them live on stage.
**While tickets themselves will be complimentary, you will need a ticket to attend these showings.
Due to Covid-19's unparalleled impact on presenting live theater, City Ballet of Boston will not be able to celebrate the planned 20th anniversary of the “Urban Nutcracker.” This trend-setting holiday classic with an inner-city twist will celebrate its official 20th anniversary in 2021 at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre.