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Marie? Clara? Masha? What is the name of the main female character in The Nutcracker?

by Treva Bedinghaus Updated July 02, 2017 Is Clara the name of the main female character in the Nutcracker ballet? In some references, the young heroine is referred to as “Marie” or “Masha.” Is her name really Clara, Marie or Masha? What is interesting is the answer varies with who you ask, and who is developing the production. The answer can vary widely, although, most agree “Clara,” is the popular answer. THE MAIN FEMALE CHARACTER OF THE NUTCRACKER In most versions of the popular holiday ballet The Nutcracker, the young girl who falls asleep and dreams about a prince is

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Audiences are invited on an exciting adventure to the Land of the Sweets!

Dreams do come true as Upper Darby Performing Arts Center presents The Nutcracker on November 17 – 19, presented by Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society   DREXEL HILL, PA – November 2, 2017 – Life-size dolls! Battling mice! Dancing snowflakes! Upper Darby Performing Arts Center invites audiences to join Marie on an exciting adventure to the Land of the Sweets as the Main Line’s Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society presents The Nutcracker November 17, 18 and 19. The classically trained dancers and professional soloists offer an impressive, professional-level production – the weekend before Thanksgiving – that is popularly priced for

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