Event The Nutcracker Naples Ballet presents The Nutcracker with the Naples Philharmonic Naples Ballet Christophe Maraval, artistic director Naples Philharmonic Radu Paponiu, conductor Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker, Op. 71 Naples Ballet returns to deck Hayes Hall with holiday spirit as they perform The Nutcracker. A timeless yuletide classic, Tchaikovsky’s delightful music will be performed by the Naples Philharmonic and brought to life by the talented dancers of Naples Ballet. Dive into a world of childlike whimsy as young heroine Clara and her Nutcracker Prince embark on a magical journey. Together, they survive a fierce battle between toy soldiers and a ferocious army of mice led by the Rat Queen, make their way through the mystical snow forest and, finally, arrive in the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugarplum Fairy and dozens of other enchanting citizens.