2024 Nutcracker: A Gift of Imagination

Enjoy a magical escape into the fairytale world of Ballet as Metropolitan School of the Arts brings you The Nutcracker.  Join Clara on her journey as she finds a way to break the terrible curse placed upon the Nutcracker prince. Watch the incredible battle scene between the Mouse Queen and the Nutcracker followed by a delightful  encounter with the Snow Queen and her dancing snowflakes! Continue on to the Land of the Sweets as the Sugar Plum Fairy will dazzle you with her lovely dancing and  you and Clara will meet Flowers, Butterflies, Chinese dancers, Arabian Princesses and more!

This year we are showing our support for Ukraine by featuring our brand new Ukrainian folk dance suite from the Volyn region of Ukraine.

Show Dates:

Saturday, December 14, 2024 @12pm and 5pm

Sunday, December 15, 2024 @12pm and 5pm


Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
4915 East Campus Drive
Alexandria, Va 22302

Please contact Kim Jones, Production Manager at production@metropolitanarts.org for more information.