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Urban Nutcracker Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA
December 15, 2017
Recurring daily
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Tony Williams Dance Center presents the 17th year of the Boston holiday classic, Anthony Williams' Urban Nutcracker, December 15-28 at John Hancock Hall (180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116). This modern holiday classic has been praised as "a Nutcracker with real soul" by Boston Metro and "Greater Boston's most diverse re-imagining of the E.T.A. Hoffmann tale" by The Boston Globe.This year includes a special Autism sensory-friendly performance, now an annual tradition, on Dec. 27.

In 2001, local dance legend Tony Williams re-imagined the classic holiday Nutcracker tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually, 150 performers – including professional ballet dancers – take the stage to showcase a broad diversity of dance forms starring the multicultural icons of Boston. Audiences will join heroine Clarice as she explores iconic Boston scenes such as Make Way for Ducklings, Top of the Hub, Chinatown, and the Boston Public Garden. The delightful story continues by following the magical journey of Clarice and her Nutcracker guide through classical ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, flamenco, and more. Fun for boys and girls alike, the Urban Nutcracker can be enjoyed by the whole family, and all ages!


All performances of the Urban Nutcracker will take place at John Hancock Hall (Back Bay Events Center)

180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116


12/15 | 7:30pm, Opening Night

12/24 | 1:00pm

12/16 | 11:00am and 3:00pm

12/26 | 7:30pm

12/17 | 1:00pm and 5:00pm

12/27 | 7:30pm (Autism Sensory Friendly)

12/22 | 7:30pm

12/28 | 7:30pm


All performances are approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.


Ticket Prices: $25-$85; Discounts for groups of 15 or more


MBTA: Green Line to Arlington, Orange Line to Back Bay


More info:, 888-596-1027


Urban Nutcracker