The Nutcracker

Galloway, NJ - Celebrate a long cherished tradition of wondrous holiday performances from the Atlantic City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” when it returns to the Stockton Performing Arts Center, Dec. 8 and 9, 2019.

Show time is 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, and 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Dec. 9. Tickets are $33.  Children’s tickets are $12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be ordered online at or by visiting the Box Office or calling 609-652-9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ninety minutes before each performance.  For Group Sales, call 609-652-4786.

This is the 35th year the Atlantic City Ballet will presents its production of The Nutcracker. This beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Embarking on a wondrous journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets, Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters. Young and old alike will experience the magic of this marvelous Christmas tale that will create a lifetime of memories.

Founded in 1982 by International Ballerina Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet serves as a prime artistic resource to the residents of Atlantic City and the surrounding areas. The company is comprised of professional dancers from around the world and has earned national acclaim for its technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although its home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast.

The company’s repertoire of original works includes such classics as “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake.” Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as” Dracula,” “Caught Up In The Swing” and her full length “Carmen.”  Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair accessible seating, large type programs, and listening assistive devices.  Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation. 

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway. Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the Center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

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Suzé DiPietro
Manager of the Performing Arts Center
Galloway, N.J. 08205