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Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Magic of the Nutcracker

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Opening night includes Military salute & discount

MANASSAS, VA (November 13, 2013) – There surely is magic this holiday season when Manassas Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker spreads cheer to Northern Virginia December 20-23 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

This traditional ballet is set in 19th century Germany and opens at a charming Christmas party at which the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer gives his niece Clara a magical Nutcracker. Thus begins Clara’s unforgettable winter-dream journey with her Nutcracker prince – the dancing snowflakes, the grandeur of the Christmas tree that grows to a towering sixty feet tall, toy soldiers that come to life to fight alongside their Nutcracker leader to battle with the Mouse King and his army, and the magical land of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The production is enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery and handmade costumes, and the dancers of MBT are accompanied by the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score.

On December 20, opening night, MBT salutes our Nation’s military by honoring our service men and women suffering from PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The MBT orchestra proudly plays the service anthems for each branch of our military, and the segment is closed with bagpipes from the balcony playing “Amazing Grace.” This is a truly memorable way to begin a wonderfully magic evening at the ballet! Active duty military tickets are free of charge on opening night; accompanying tickets are 20% off.

Ticket prices are $35, $45, $55 with five performances to choose from:
December 20, 7:30pm; December 21, 3:00pm & 7:30pm; December 22, 3:00pm; December 23, 3:00pm. Check our website for Prince William County employee, military, group and other discounts. Our 2013 Nutcracker is proudly sponsored by Macy’s.

For additional information on Manassas Ballet Theatre, it’s 2013-2014 Season and its affiliated Academy, visit

About Manassas Ballet Theatre

Manassas Ballet Theatre is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1983. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Northern Virginia by providing accessible and affordable professional ballet performances, educational outreach to the community and the highest level of training to the serious student. MBT is a National Endowment of the Arts 2013 Grant Recipient


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