Arsht Center Ziff Ballet Opera House

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1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Fl 33122

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The Nutcracker

Performing at Arsht Center Ziff Ballet Opera House (Nov 29 - Dec 30)


"A riveting reinvention! More nightmare than dream, this production is no simple sugar plum!" - The Chicago Sun-Times

Set in the present day, The House's fantastical expansion of this holiday classic is not a ballet, but rather a play—unstintingly affirmative and emotional—about one loving family’s recovery from a terrible and surprising loss. Based on the original E.T.A. Hoffman story, the play centers on young Clara's journey to save Christmas and bring her broken family back together—making this production a splendidly empowering Christmas story and a wholly different take on the classic tale! This contemporary holiday theater piece weaves together riveting dialogue, astonishing puppetry, original songs and spellbinding spectacle to tell a heartwarming, darkly moving story of magic and hope.
Staged in the round in the Center’s intimate 200-seat Carnival Studio Theater, “this is the rare theatrical environment — child-friendly but also hip and adult — in which both groups will be fully comfortable, ” adds The Chicago Tribune

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Arsht Center Ziff Ballet Opera House


The Adrienne Arsht Center embraces excellence, celebrates differences, renews the spirit and engages diverse communities through the power of the performing arts.


As a focal point of Greater Miami-Dade’s diverse cultural life, the Adrienne Arsht Center enlightens,
educates and entertains our community through transformational arts and cultural experiences.


The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is located on Biscayne Boulevard between N.E. 13th and 14th streets, in Downtown Miami, just north of the I-395 interchange.

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