The Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite 2017-12-24T16:23:05+00:00
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New this year, MBT has added a new short-length version of this classic holiday tale to our 29th annual season!  The Nutcracker Suite will be performed December 16-17, 2017. Tickets will go on sale October 1st. (online sales will close 1 hour prior to each performance time or as tickets sell out).


Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker Suite is a perfect, shorter-length introduction to the theater and ballet, geared to young audiences! 

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Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989.  We are excited that 2017 is the inaugural year for The Nutcracker Suite!

Geared specifically to younger audiences, this performance will be held in the intimate MBT Black Box Studio Theater, where children in the audience can sit closer to the dancers than possible at MBT’s full-length production of The Nutcracker at Montgomery College.

Only 60 seats are available in this theater for each performance. These will sell out quickly!

Each performance of The Nutcracker Suite will last under 45 minutes with no intermission. Patrons are invited to meet cast members for photos after the performance.


Sat. December 16- 1pm & 4pm

Sun. December 17 – 1pm & 4pm

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Performance Location:

MBT Black Box Studio Theater
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre
220 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Ticket Prices:

$17 ea for groups of 10+ in advance
$18 ea for all other general admission advance tickets
$20 ea for all tickets at the door (if available)



Theater Information

MBT’s Black Box Studio Theater

  • The lobby opens 30 minutes prior to performance time.
  • The theater doors open 15 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.
  • There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance.
  • Seating is available for people with disabilities; please speak with an usher.
  • Our production of The Nutcracker Suite lasts approximately 45 minutes with no intermission

Please click here for information about how to sponsor MBT’s programming or advertise in the playbills for MBT’s performance season, which includes The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker Suite, a Spring Ballet, and our Gala.