Nutcracker Dance-Along & Winter Wonderland
- December 05, 2019
Portland Bach Experience + Thompson’s Point present
Nutcracker Dance-Along + Winter Wonderland at Brick South
Saturday, December 28th, 2019
Portland, ME - Portland Bach Experience and Thompson’s Point are pleased to announce the
inaugural Nutcracker Dance-Along + Winter Wonderland at Brick South. Bring your loved ones,
your tutus, and your dancing shoes for this immersive experience designed for all ages.
When doors open, guests will find Brick South turned into a winter wonderland filled with crafts,
holiday cookies, hot chocolate, and a full bar. The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine will
present a dramatic reading of the story and a parade to the stage for the Nutcracker
As the performance begins, guests step inside the Nutcracker to dance beside the prima
ballerinas or simply listen to the sweeping melodies of the live symphonic orchestra while
enjoying hot chocolate or cocktails. After the 45-minute performance, step into the magic behind
the scenes with an instrument “petting zoo” and ballerina meet-and-greet.
“I believe that great music should not just be heard but experienced.” said Emily Isaacson,
Portland Bach Experience’s founder and artistic director. “Nothing embodies the drama, the
magic, and the unencumbered joy of live performance more than Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, so
it is the perfect way to invite people to immerse themselves - body and spirit - in great music.”
“We’re excited to partner with Portland Bach Experience to create a fun family event for all to
enjoy on the Thompson’s Point campus,” said Chelsea O’Reilly, Director of Programming at
Every ticketholder will be able to skate before or after the Winter Wonderland at The Rink at
Thompson’s Point, located adjacent to Brick South, at a discounted rate. Food and drink will be
available for purchase throughout the event.
Morning and afternoon programs provide two opportunities to enjoy the winter wonderland.
Tickets start at $25, with an all-inclusive option available.
SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2019
Morning Ticket: 10am-Noon, 11am Nutcracker Dance-Along
Afternoon Ticket: 2-4pm, 3pm Nutcracker Dance-Along
$25 General Admission
$50 All-Inclusive (includes a Maine-made handcrafted child’s mask, holiday cheer crafting
stations, and cookies and hot chocolate from the winter wonderland hot chocolate bar!
Pickup your all-inclusive ticket and handcrafted mask at Maker’s Market at the Point on
November 24, December 1, December 15 and December 22 or at Brick South on December 16
and December 17 from 10am - 2pm. Have the gift of wonder and enchantment ready for the
To purchase tickets and for more information, visit thompsonspointmaine.com .
Portland Bach Experience was founded in 2017 by Emily Isaacson to present classical music for
the modern world. Anchored in the Baroque tradition and centered around world-class artists,
the Portland Bach Experience uses distinctive programming, dynamic interpretations, and
authentic connections that make the sounds of the past the music of now.
Thompson’s Point, located on the Fore River in Portland, Maine, is a one stop destination
location, welcoming groups from intimate gatherings to outdoor festivals with plentiful parking,
neighboring museums, and local foods and libations. A transportive place like nothing else
you’ve ever seen or experienced and alive with kinetic, creative energy, Thompson’s Point is
becoming an iconic symbol of what we all know and love about Maine. With creativity, vision,
and independent spirit the possibilities at Thompson’s Point are endless.
Director of Programming - Thompson’s Point
Managing Director - Portland Bach Experience