December 10 & 11, 2022

When the curtain rises, professionally trained Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancers and guest artists Unity Phelan and Indiana Woodward of New York City Ballet share the spotlight in this nautical-themed live performance of “The Nutcracker.”  Set in New London in the 1850s, the scenery celebrates southeastern Connecticut’s seafaring past and transforms the stage into a wintry day in the whaling city. Stage sets display tall ships in port, the New London Custom House, Whale Oil Row, lighthouses, and a sea captain’s Victorian home.


Tchaikovsky’s celebrated music carries the audience through an enchanting journey as Clara and her new friend, the Nutcracker, travel through a magical world of Arctic ice fields where whaling ships once ventured on harrowing voyages!


Three magical performances will take place December 10th at 1:30pm & 7:00pm & December 11th  at  1:30pm

All ticket purchases are final and non-refundable.

Special pricing is available for Children ages 12 & younger.
Choose seats then select Child 12& Under ticket type from the drop-down on each ticket for a Child 12 & Under, then click Check Out.

Senior, Military & Groups (15 ppl +) discounted tickets only available in person and over the phone at the Garde Box Office! 860-444-7373 x1

Eastern Connecticut Ballet is a nonprofit organization and the shoreline’s premier school for dance education.