Metropolitan Ballet Theatre has been presenting the full-length traditional staging of The Nutcracker since 1989. Year after year audiences are enchanted by MBT's performances which feature student and professional dancers, fabulous costumes, and beautiful scenery including a Christmas tree that seemingly grows forever, magical dancing dolls, marching toy soldiers, giant mice, a dazzling blizzard with dancing snowflakes and a land of luscious sweets. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker is a fun family tradition that will lift your spirits this holiday season! *Friday, Dec 6th, 5:30 pm: Special Working Dress Rehearsal Performance (Ticketed at a separate link. See website for details.) *Saturday, Dec 7, 1pm & 5pm *Sunday, Dec 8, 1pm & 5pm *Saturday, Dec 14, 1pm & 5pm *Sunday, Dec 15, 1pm only (MBT's shorter-length The Nutcracker Suite will be performed Dec 7-8 & 14-15 each day at 10am. Tickets are sold separately. Senosory-friendly performance Dec 8, 10am.) Attention Girl Scouts! Earn your Nutcracker Patch by attending one of our special "Chats" for Girl Scouts and other students after the 1pm performance on December 8 and after the 5pm performance on December 14. Stay in your seats after the performance for our "Patch Chat"! MBT Commemorative Nutcracker patches (3.5" round patches) are available for $3 at the gift table in the lobby or in advance by calling 301-762-1757. Theater Information: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Montgomery College 51 Mannakee Street Rockville, MD 20850 -All tickets are general admission. -The lobby opens one hour prior to performance time. -The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time. -No food or drink is permitted into the theater, but refreshments are permitted in the lobby. -Every person (including infants) must have a ticket, per fire marshal regulations. -Refreshments and small gifts are available for purchase in the lobby. -Flowers for your favorite cast member are available for purchase in the lobby. -There is plenty of room in the lobby if your child needs a little break from the performance. -Seating for patrons with disabilities is available, please speak with an usher. -Our production of The Nutcracker lasts approximately two hours with a 15-minute intermission.