A message for our patrons purchasing tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®:
We recommend all patrons ages 12 and up be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative test for COVID-19 72 hours prior to attending the performance. Masking is required. Thank you, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
Let the Holiday Magic Come to Life
Whether a holiday tradition or a first-time discovery, ‘The Nutcracker’ is an annual gift every family will want to be part of!
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet has been hosting a Nutcracker performance yearly since 1965. Shortly after starting, CPYB became the only school in the world with the license to perform George Balanchine’s Nutcracker. Since then, ours has been one of the most sought-after Nutcracker performances to attend or participate in. This performance is enjoyable for the whole family.
Performance Length: Act I – 49 min. — Act II – 41 min.
The brilliant dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet bring Balanchine’s winter classic to life with larger-than-life sets and dazzling costumes set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky.
The first Nutcracker performance was in 1982 by the Moscow Imperial Theatre and later made its appearance in the United States in 1944. The story is loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffman fantasy about a girl, Marie, befriending a Nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and battles the Mouse King. This memorable story connects with everyone from children to adults and leaves everyone feeling in the holiday spirit.
Experience the Magic
Savor the magic of the holidays with a treat for the whole family, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®!
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 2:00PM
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:00PM
$45 Price Level 1
$35 Price Level 2
$25 Price Level 3
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 2:00PM
Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 2:00PM
$50 Price Level 1
$40 Price Level 2
$30 Price Level 3
Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA
Hershey Theatre Box Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday, 9AM -12PM in person. The venue’s box office will also open at 12PM day of show. Tickets are not sold over the phone. Tickets can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.com at anytime.
*Prices above do NOT reflect a $5.00 service fee applied to each ticket purchased.
*Disclaimer : To purchase tickets, please visit: hersheytheatre.com or visit the box office at Hershey Theatre. Ticketmaster is the only authorized site to sell tickets to CPYB’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. Tickets to Hershey Theatre are no longer being sold over the phone. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts has implemented the use of hand-held metal detection wands for all guests and recommends that guests arrive at least 45-60 minutes prior to the scheduled event time. Guests are encouraged to leave bags and non-essential items secured in their vehicles.
Ballet in two acts, four scenes and prologue
Based on: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816) by E.T.A. Hoffman
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine
Répétiteur: Darla Hoover
Scenery: C. David Higgins, Carlos I. Arditti
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