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The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker: A Non-traditional Tradition

Every year, the Washington Ballet performs the highlight of it's season:  The Nutcracker.

But the version here is choreographed with a twist.  It stars George Washington as the Nutcracker.  In addition to dancing snowflakes and sugar plums, they've added a few cherry blossoms, but they remain true to Tchaikovsky’s music. 

The Cuban American choreographer and artistic director, Septime Webre, has been with the Washington Ballet since 1999.  It is a professional company, and the Nutcracker gives many young local dancers the chance to shine. And last year, there were some cameo appearances by non other than Mayor Gray, and Council Member Jack Evans, complete with top hat. 

The Nutcracker opens on November 24th and runs though December 23rd, and most performances are at the Warner Theater.  Performances tend to sell out, so it's best to make plans now if you'd like to attend. 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 19 2012 08:59PM


Out of all the classical concerts growing up, I never saw a live ballot. I hope you enjoyed it if you are able to get tickets. 

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) almost 8 years ago


I have seen the Nutcracker more times than I can count but this sounds like an intriguing version. I like both the traditional as well as the more avant garde.

Hard to believe it's that season again.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Pat:  This sounds just great... and I'd love to see it.  Events like this are a large part of why I miss the DC/VA/MD area so much.  There is nothing quite like attending a performance like this... and seeing it IN Washington, DC.

Thanks for the great video.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

Pat, you and your consumers as so fortunate to live around the DC area with all they have to offer!  I would have never guessed George Washington as the Nutcracker!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) almost 8 years ago

Pat, like Jeff, I have seen the Nutcracker more times than I care to remember. You know my husband teaches ballet. I agree that everyone should go in their lives at least one time, even some schools do a great job.

I am not telling him about the George Washington thing, he is more of a purest, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Thanks for your comments!  I've seen it twice and played the music many times, especially this time of year.  And this year, I am going to try to get tickets.  I'll have to find a little girl somewhere to take with me.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago


               I have seen the nutcracker ballet 2 times and I used to dance to the music groing up!  What a treat! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 8 years ago

Hi Patricia, I just love seeing the Nutcracker and if not able to see at least hear the music!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) almost 8 years ago