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Independence sponsorship helps keep Nutcracker tradition alive

The Nutcracker

Independence Blue Cross is helping to keep a beloved holiday tradition alive in Philadelphia. The company is lead sponsor of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s virtual production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®.

The virtual edition of The Nutcracker will be available from December 16 – 25. For a small fee, families and individuals can experience the magic of this holiday tale from the comfort of their homes. Sponsor support will also allow The Nutcracker to be made available to the School District of Philadelphia and select area children’s hospitals at no charge.

The show can be purchased as a single performance on Christmas Eve or for 10-day on-demand viewing.

Barbara Weisberger founded the Pennsylvania Ballet in 1963. It’s said that her dream was fostered and encouraged by George Balanchine. The Pennsylvania Ballet has performed The Nutcracker every year since 1968. The well-known, loved Balanchine version was first presented by the Ballet in 1987.