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Merriam Theater
Friday December 16th - 7pm 
Saturday, December 17th - 1pm and 4pm

Behind the Scenes at Nutcracker 1776
Artistically athletic & high voltage charm. Seventy minutes of dazzling, dynamic dancing by international talent and stars of tomorrow. An affordable show for the whole family! 
Join the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Prince & Princess, and Ben Franklin in the magic of Nutcracker 1776! 
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"This is my entire family's favorite Nutcracker of the season. We wouldn't miss it." -- Ed, Bucks County, PA

"Nutcracker 1776 is such a professional performance, that it is difficult to remember the show is put on by students." -- Becky, Feasterville, PA

"The story involving the city's history is a twist on the Nutcracker; choreography and costumes are spectacular, but I love the performers the most." -- Jen, Philadelphia, PA

"Nutcracker 1776 is an adaptation of the original ballet that is attractive to the whole family. Kids love it. The costumes are amazing. The corps of ballet can compete with any professional ballet company, in fact they are as good if not better than professional ones I've seen." -- Yenni, Barrington, NJ

"Nutcracker 1776 has become a cherished tradition in our family as a kickstart to the holiday season. Each year, we look forward to the stellar performance of the Rock School students and faculty. It is a delight to view these talented and dedicated dancers who are such a credit to the art as well as the city of Philadelphia and its unique history." -- Heather, Philadelphia, PA