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Arts

Holiday shows bringing box office joy

Improving economy, discounts, patron outreach spur revival in city

Boston’s performing arts institutions are reporting a box office boom, as thousands of patrons stream into time-honored holiday shows this season.

“The Nutcracker” has sold more tickets than in years, and has already earned record revenues as it readies to close Sunday. Holiday Pops and Revels have also set new revenue standards.

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