photo: Peter Paradise

URBAN NUTCRACKER Boston is pleased to offer Joyce’s Choices followers A CHANCE TO WIN one of four Family-4 packs (4 tickets!) to see the Tony Williams Ballet Company production of Urban Nutcracker at John Hancock Hall on

FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 at 7:30pm!




The show is SO much fun! It’s MORE than ballet– URBAN NUTCRACKER celebrates a wildly diverse collage of dance, swinging from from hip hop and krump to classic ballet and tap! Check out this video!

Simply send your name, address, and telephone number to: with URBAN JOYCE in the subject line. We will choose the winners on Wednesday, December 13!

Here’s what the rest of the critics are saying:

“The moment the curtain rose on Boston dance guru Tony Williams’s …. the ‘Urban Nutcracker,’ I got it. The scene wasn’t some snowy, woodsy setting that could just as easily have been a backdrop for a Lexus December to Remember TV commercial. It was a street corner, with a park bench, a vendor, and apartment buildings in the background. There was a different kind of energy, one not at all driven by the powerful music of an orchestra but by the excitement of the people on that corner.” — Boston Globe

“The dancing is superb. Tony Williams’s 14th edition of the street smart ‘Urban Nutcracker’ soars aesthetically and satisfies emotionally. The eye popping and heart-lifting dancing from classical ballet and swing to krump and tap, the sweet mix of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score for ballet with swing orchestration from the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, the silly jokes and belly- laughs and the solemn parts that tug at the heart and bring a tear or two.” —The Edge

“Williams gets more savvy in providing surprises in ‘Urban Nutcracker’ year after year. In response, his audiences grow in number, appreciating this excellent addition to the holiday stage treats.”    — Patriot Ledger

“A Nutcracker with real soul” — Boston Metro

URBAN NUTCRACKER is now in its 17th year, presented at John Hancock Hall. It runs December 15-28 and includes an Autism-friendly show on December 27.  Additional ticket information is available online at or by emailing general queries to