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NUTCRACKER MASQUERADE - LIVE! Safely presented by Metropolitan Ballet

Monday, December 14, 2020, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Join us for NUTCRACKER Masquerade!

Full-length, classic Nutcracker reimagined as a masquerade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Presented LIVE - December 12-13, 2020
Safe and limited seating: Guests of the performance will be seated in their own personal groups of up to six persons socially distanced from others in the 900-seat auditorium. A maximum of 215 patrons are able to attend each performance.

THE NUTCRACKER MARCHES ON! Metropolitan Ballet celebrates 14 years of this favorite holiday tradition — but with a twist! This year we present NUTCRACKER Masquerade, Tchaikovsky’s original, full-length classical ballet yet reimagined to ensure the safety of the dancers and our live audience. The exclusive production comes to life with fanciful face coverings, spacious choreography, and a cast of talented professional dancers under the direction of Erik J Sanborn of the Metropolitan Ballet. Starring Russian ballerina, Natalia Sheptalova, as Sugar Plum Fairy.

“NUTCRACKER Masquerade is a collaboration that safely celebrates the performing arts community and preserves a holiday tradition we all cherish. We’re all in this together, so please join us in the masquerade!” ~ Erik J Sanborn, Founder and Executive Director of Metropolitan Ballet


Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 PM

SAFETY FIRST For everyone’s safety, Metropolitan Ballet is creating and presenting NUTCRACKER Masquerade in a carefully measured manner. The production adheres to the State of Minnesota Guidance for Safe Celebrations and Events, CDC Guidelines and applicable Executive Orders. Choreography has been adapted to allow for more spacious movement between dancers, with the exception of partnering or duets. All dancers will be safely masked and screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

• Limited seating - only 215 seats per show (theater capacity of 900)

• Social distanced seating - sit only with your family or personal group

• Safely masked performers and audience

• Adapted choreography for more spacious movement

SEATING IS LIMITED. BUY TICKETS EARLY. Select your seats, safely separated from other ticket holders. Grouped seating available for up to 6 people. A max of only 215 seats available per performance. Ticket holders must wear a mask during the performance and in all areas of the theater. High risk individuals or vulnerable populations are advised not to attend performances.

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Ticket prices: $49-$79. Discounts available for children and seniors.

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