The Nutcracker  wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our community. Your contributions go directly to costumes, equipment rentals, artist fees, marketing, and production materials. All donations made through December 15, 2021 will go directly toward the 2021 Nutcracker production costs. 


To make your tax-deductible donation via our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas, please click the link below. Your name or company name will be listed in our playbill (with your approval). We thank you for your support!

The Dance Annex's The Nutcracker, 2019. Photo Credit: Jennifer Del Deo

​​​COVID-19 Update (as of November 9, 2021)

York County’s level of community transmission is currently listed as High*. Face masks are required for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people while inside all Town of Kittery public buildings, including the STAR Theatre. Further updates will be provided to our audiences as we receive them.

Read the Kittery Town Manager's full press release here.

*Maine State Covid-19 Response & Recommendations Page

2021 Guest artists

The Dance Annex's The Nutcracker, 2018. Photo Credit: Jennifer Del Deo

Ava Peltz & Family

The Flaherty Family

Arlette Abbott

The Nutcracker 2021

The Dance Annex

Ruth Whitney (The Sugar Plum Fairy) is a Boston-based dancer who received her early training and performance experience with the Boston Ballet, studying under Tatiana Nikolaevna Legat and Laura Young. She is currently a guest artist with City Ballet of Boston and has performed regionally and internationally with companies including Boston Ballet, Teatrul De Balet Sibiu, and as a principal dancer with Festival Ballet Providence. Her classical repertoire includes Odette/Odile, Aurora, Juliet, Sugar Plum Fairy, Marguerite, Firebird and Titania, as well as Balanchine’s neo-classical Agon and Apollo. Ms. Whitney has been fortunate to work with many wonderful choreographers and mentors including Gianni Di Marco, Viktor Plotnikov, Pavel Rotaru, Donna Silva, Anne Tolbert and Marcus Schulkind. Ms. Whitney is grateful and excited to be joining The Dance Annex in this year's production of The Nutcracker.

This Thanksgiving weekend, The Dance Annex returns to the STAR Theatre in Kittery, Maine with The Nutcracker, celebrating their return to live performances with the fifth annual presentation of this timeless holiday classic. This magical production includes a brilliant cast of special guest artists, local professional dancers and students, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages! Begin your holiday season with The Nutcracker at the STAR! 

Performance dates & Times

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Boris Richir (Cavalier) is originally from Antwerp, Belgium, and received his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet School. He started his professional career in 2009 when he joined the prestigious Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany. In 2014, Mr. Richir joined the Boston Ballet. Since 2017, he has been a guest artist with various companies in the USA and in Europe. Mr. Richir has performed soloist and lead roles in a wide repertoire ranging from The Nutcracker to contemporary pieces such as the ballets of W. Forsythe. He appears in the 2012 filming of The Nutcracker of the Semperoper Ballet Dresden by ARTE. In 2012, Mr. Richir became assistant director of ART of Ballet Courses and master classes, where he is responsible for the organization of high-level dance summer courses across Europe. In 2017, Mr. Richir founded United Dance, a non-profit organization offering dance courses to youth and young adults with Down syndrome in Europe and North-America.

General Admission

$35 Adults; $30 Seniors & Children under 10

Tickets are available for purchase online only at the link below.

*Ticket prices do not include any additional facility and/or processing fees.

Friday, November 26 at 6pm

Saturday, November 27 at 1pm & 6pm

Sunday, November 28 at 12pm

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