Performances

Hansel and Gretel

December 11-19, 2021 | Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts & Hershey Theatre

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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!

Savor the magic of the holidays with a treat for the whole family, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®! 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. As the clock strikes twelve, you’ll happen upon a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice as a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection.

Performance Length: Act I – 49 min. — Act II – 41 min.

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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.

First-Steps Program

 

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Experience the Magic

Savor the magic of the holidays with a treat for the whole family, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®!

PLEASE NOTE: CPYB has kept the safety of our students at the forefront of our planning and is excited to return to the stage with a reimagined version of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® this season. Both the Party and Battle Scenes will be presented on the Big Screen from a previous season’s production, transitioning to live performances of the Snow Scene and all of Act II in The Land of Sweets. We can’t wait to see you back at the theater!

Whitaker Center

When:
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00PM
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:00PM

Pricing*:
$45 Price Level 1
$35 Price Level 2
$25 Price Level 3

Where:
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

Hershey Theatre*

When:
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:00PM
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00PM

Pricing*:
$50 Price Level 1
$40 Price Level 2
$30 Price Level 3

Where:
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.

Production Credits

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

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Don and Marjie Mowery and Mowery 

Season Underwriter
F&M Trust