Atlantic City Ballet to Perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at Stockton Performing Arts Center Dec. 9-10

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Suzé DiPietro
                        Performing Arts Center Manager
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4927

Galloway, N.J. - 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 on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10.  

Show time is 7 p.m. on Dec. 9, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec.10.  Tickets are $32.  Children’s tickets are $12 when accompanied by an adult.  Tickets may be ordered online at or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652-9000.  The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance.  For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

For the 34th year, the Atlantic City Ballet presents its production of this beloved ballet, telling 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 the dancers’ 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,” but 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.  

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, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, just off Jimmie Leeds Road in Galloway, N.J.  Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. 

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.