24 Nov
"The Nutcracker" brings the joy of the holidays once again to the Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA.)

(Cover Photo: "The Nutcracker," playing at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Photo Credit Hanover Theatre)

Kevin T. Baldwin 

METRMag Reviewer 

# 774-242-6724

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

will present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's

"The Nutcracker"

Presented at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester. 

For More Information:  

877-571-SHOW (7469) 



Experience the dazzling new lighting and scenery by Broadway designers! 

Kick off your holiday season Thanksgiving weekend with a spectacular treat for the whole family. Featuring live music from The Hanover Theatre Nutcracker Orchestra, this production of The Nutcracker will enchant you with its brilliant dancing and vibrant costumes. 

Based on the story by E.T.A Hoffmann

Music By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Artistic Director Jennifer Agbay

Choreographers: Jennifer Agbay, Jamie Brown, Mark Harootian, Ana Luisa Thompson-Konopka, Jolanta Valeikaite. Associate Choreographer Charlotte McNutt. 

Conductor Eric Culver 

Set Design Christine Peters 

Lighting Design Paul Miller 

Sound Design Nick Joyce 

Production Stage Manager Kim Pheymannicle


November 26 & 27, 2021 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

November 28, 2021 at 1:00pm

Tickets are $39, $45 and $52 depending on seat location. 

Discounts are available for subscribers.  

Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

Groups of 10 or more: Book your group early and save money

Reserve your seats here. 

METRMAG Spotlight On: "The Nutcracker" featured dancer Nayara Lopes (“Sugar Plum Fairy”)

Nayara Lopes who hails from Curitiba, Brazil, is First Soloist with the Philadelphia Ballet

According to her bio, Lopes began dancing at the age of six. She trained at the School of Theatre Dance Guaira in Brazil and later at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York.

Now she comes to Worcester as she will be performing as the "Sugar Plum Fairy" in the latest annual production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

(Nayara Lopes will perform as the "Sugar Plum Fairy" in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," playing at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Photo Credit Hanover Theatre) 

(YouTube video of the "The Nutcracker" ensemble in rehearsal, playing at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Courtesy of the Hanover Theatre)


The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky first performed in Russia in December 1892 and based on the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann and Alexandre Dumas. The story revolves around Clara, a young girl who receives a nutcracker doll as a Christmas gift and then enters a magical world where the Nutcracker and other characters come to life. Experience the dazzling new lighting and scenery by Broadway designers!

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)