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. MBT has added our popular short-length version of this classic holiday tale to our 31st annual season at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center! The Nutcracker Suite will be performed December 7-8 & 14-15, 2019. Tickets will go on sale October 1st. (online sales will close 1 hour prior to each performance time or as tickets sell out). The Nutcracker Suite performance on December 8th is a sensory-friendly performance; tickets are available for that performance at a separate link. Please see www.mbtdance.org for details. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker Suite is a perfect, shorter-length introduction to the theater and ballet, geared to young audiences! Only four performance times are available for The Nutcracker Suite, which is geared to younger audiences. These will sell out quickly! Each performance of The Nutcracker Suite will last under 45 minutes with no intermission. (MBT's full-length performances of The Nutcracker are held on December 7-8, & 14 at 1pm and 5pm each day, and December 15 at 1pm. Tickets are sold separately.) 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.