World Premiere: The Nutcracker Family & Sensory-Friendly Show
This enchanting holiday classic is specially designed for families of all ages. Patrons can expect a welcoming, supportive environment for people of all abilities to enjoy this live ballet performance. Adjustments to sound and lighting effects, including keeping the house lights dimly on, will be made. Designated quiet spaces will be available for those needing a break during the performance.
For families with individuals with special needs, find out more about Dr. Phillips Center’s designation as a Certified Autism Center here.
Like young Clara, Artistic Director Jorden Morris dreams big as all will see when Orlando Ballet premieres this entirely new production of The Nutcracker. Supported by an elite dream team of designers of sets, costumes and lighting, this production is a wonderfully imaginative version of the world’s most beloved holiday tale. Staying true to the traditional story of a young girl’s love for her favorite Christmas gift bestowed by the town’s toymaker, Morris pairs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic musical score with entirely new choreography to create a fresh and whimsical experience complete with giant snow globes, fancy mice, and a few high-flying surprises.
Morris spent three years reimagining the production, beginning his monumental task by structuring a creative team of world-renowned designers. Joined by Orlando Ballet’s Rehearsal Director/Assistant to the Choreographer Lisa Thorn–Vinzant; Robert Perdziola, Set/Costume Designer, and Lighting Designer Joseph Walls, Morris’ wildest dreams come to life on stage for everyone to enjoy.
“The Nutcracker is universally beloved, so we all understood our responsibility to protect the story, and, of course, the music. Having this special team of creative and enthusiastic experts share in revisioning all the tradition and charm of this classic, in a new and innovative way, is a choreographer’s dream,” said Morris. “We’ve created something very special for Central Florida.”
VIP Box Packages
$525 per 2-person or $1,050 per 4-person experience
- Premium reserved box seating on the grand or center tier
- Exclusive meet & greet with members of The Nutcracker cast
- Pointe shoes autographed by a Company Dancer
- Souvenir Poster signed by members of The Nutcracker cast
- Premium valet parking for one vehicle*
*Subject to availability
Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice. The views and opinions expressed within this show are those of the artist(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Dr. Phillips Center.