Marywood University and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present The Nutcracker ballet on December 26-28

Published on Mon, December 19, 2016


For the 41st consecutive year, Marywood University and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present The Nutcracker ballet on December 26-28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day. Performances will be held in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University. This event, which is a gift to the community, is free and open to the public.

The original Scranton production was first presented by the Company’s founder Constance Reynolds in 1976, and continues under the direction of Joanne Arduino, Artistic Director.

Since its first presentation, more than 350,000 citizens, from within a 60-mile radius, have enjoyed the production and have made it a part of their holiday tradition. Ballet Theatre of Scranton has maintained the free production through the dedication of its board, directors and dancers, and the generosity of local benefactors. More than 150 people are involved in the annual event, including professional designers, technicians and guest artists. 

The Nutcracker is a magical story told through ballet to the famous Tchaikovsky music. Toys coming to life, snow falling on dancing snowflakes and a 20-foot growing Christmas tree are just a few highlights of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s Nutcracker gift!

General admission free tickets are available two hours prior to the specific performance at the University’s box office. For additional information on The Nutcracker ballet performance, contact the Ballet Theatre of Scranton, at (570) 347-2867, or visit www.balletheatre.com.