Thank you for a wonderful 2018 season!

Artistically athletic & high voltage charm. Seventy minutes of dazzling, dynamic dancing by international talent and stars of tomorrow. An affordable show for the whole family! 

November 23rd & 24th • 3 performances at the beautiful Merriam Theater! 

  • "This is my entire family's favorite Nutcracker of the season. We wouldn't miss it."
    — Ed, Bucks County, PA
  • "Nutcracker 1776 is such a professional performance, that it is difficult to remember the show is put on by students."
    — Becky, Feasterville, PA
  • "The story involving the city's history is a twist on the Nutcracker; choreography and costumes are spectacular, but I love the performers the most."
    — Jen, Philadelphia, PA
  • "Nutcracker 1776 is an adaptation of the original ballet that is attractive to the whole family. Kids love it. The costumes are amazing. The corps of ballet can compete with any professional ballet company, in fact they are as good if not better than professional ones I've seen."
    — Yenni, Barrington, NJ
  • "Nutcracker 1776 has become a cherished tradition in our family as a kickstart to the holiday season. Each year, we look forward to the stellar performance of the Rock School students and faculty. It is a delight to view these talented and dedicated dancers who are such a credit to the art as well as the city of Philadelphia and its unique history."
    — Heather, Philadelphia, PA

Ballet students ages 4 and up may perform in Nutcracker 1776. Register by September 15th and dance on-stage at the beautiful Merriam Theater in Philadelphia! No auditions are required for pre-ballet students.  All students are guaranteed a role in Nutcracker 1776, auditions are required to determine which role the student dances. 

For information regarding discounted group sales please call 215-551-7010 or email us at

December 8th & 9th, 2018 Rock West's Nutcracker 1776 will be at

Haverford School's Centennial Hall! 


Click HERE to view performance photos!