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Ballets de San Juan: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

December 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - December 10, 2023 @ 11:30 pm


Two grand for an unprecedented Nutcracker. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King returns to the stage in a majestic staging by Ballets de San Juan together with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. This charming Christmas classic has become the most beloved and magical show, captivating the world for several generations.

After almost four decades, two greats of the national scene join together, Ballets de San Juan under the artistic direction of maestro Adolfo De la Toba and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, directed by maestro Rafael Enrique Irizarry. Two titans of culture meet to give continuity to an artistic work, which has undoubtedly defined the cultural endeavor in our country.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, in a new and renewed version, will be performed by a cast of more than 150 dancers led by leading figures in ballet, along with the soloists and the experienced ballet troupe of Ballets de San Juan. The set design is by José Manuel Díaz and the choreography by Adolfo de La Toba, together with the work team of the famous company that is close to celebrating 70 years of experience. This beautiful and unique story has become the most popular ballet of all time. In Puerto Rico it was premiered in 1956 by Ballets de San Juan, and since then it has been part of the national scene through numerous productions and various versions.

The story tells of Clara’s dream on Christmas night, and how an enigmatic toy nutcracker comes to life to carry out the feat of defeating the Mouse King. An enigmatic snow kingdom and a palace of marzipan and sweets, in a magical world populated by dolls, are just some of Clara’s adventures on her dream trip. Dream or reality? It doesn’t matter when it comes to experiencing a timeless classic that has all the beauty of ballet, to recreate the sweetest and most magical Christmas show.

For more information, you can contact (787) 725-9140, or access Ballets de San Juan through their social networks. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketera or at the Fine Arts Center box office.

This production is possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Ángel Ramos Foundation and the Special Joint Commission on Legislative Donations for Community Impact.


December 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
December 10, 2023 @ 11:30 pm
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Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferre
Ave. Ponce De León Pda. 22 1/2
San Juan, 00907 Puerto Rico
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(787) 724-4747
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