Delaware's favorite holiday tradition!
Returning to The Grand this holiday season, don't miss your chance to catch First State Ballet Theatre's dazzling production of The Nutcracker! A festive fantasy of the first class, join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they set out on a thrilling and unforgettable adventure full of magical creatures, glittering fairies, and much more. Be it your first time, or a family tradition, there's nothing like the Nutcracker!
A ballet for the ages!
First seen as a short story published in 1816 by E.T.A Hoffmann, The Nutcracker was adapted by Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marcus Petipa for the stage in 1892 and went on to receive its North American premiere back in 1944 with the San Francisco Ballet. Since then, it has become a quintessential family event, with productions numbering in the 100s from ballet companies all over the country from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve!