Dec 01 - 10 2017
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Presented by Metropolitan Ballet Theatre at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989.  Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT’s performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery – including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets.

“Breathtaking, fascinating, and thought-provoking, The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker was a joy from start to finish.” -DC Metro Theater Arts.


Theater information:

-All tickets are general admission.

-The lobby opens one hour prior to performance time.

-The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time.

-No food or drink is permitted into the theater, but refreshments are permitted in the lobby.

-Every person (including infants) must have a ticket, per fire marshal regulations.

-Refreshments and small gifts are available for purchase in the lobby.

-Flowers for your favorite cast member are available for purchase in the lobby.

-There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance.

-Seating for patrons with disabilities is available, please speak with an usher.

-Our production of The Nutcracker lasts approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

Admission Info

$18  for groups of 10+ in advance
$19  for seniors & students in advance
$23  for general tickets in advance
$26  for all tickets at the door

Phone: 301-762-1757


Dates & Times

2017/12/01 - 2017/12/10

Additional time info:

Attention Girl Scouts!  Earn your Nutcracker Patch by attending one of our special “Chats” for Girl Scouts and other students after the performances on December 2nd (12pm & 4pm), December 3rd (5pm) and December 9th (12pm).  Stay in your seats after the performance for our “Patch Chat”!  MBT Commemorative Nutcracker patches (3.5″ round patches) are available for $3 at the gift table in the lobby or in advance by calling 301-762-1757.

Location Info

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD 20850