The Nutcracker

  • Date: Dec 10 - Dec 29, 2021
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Snow settles on the Steel City as a wonderful adventure begins in PBT’s The Nutcracker. Join Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, over 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition.

Choreography & Concept: Terrence S. Orr | Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker sponsors:

  •  Giant Eagle

Performance Times

  • Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

Join us online and at the theater to learn more about the production!

Dance the Story | Thursday, December 9 | 5:30 p.m.

Live, online. Introduce children to the ballet with this movement-based storytime, live on Zoom! Registration required – please click here to sign up! You’ll receive a Zoom link for the program.

Ballet Warm-up | Saturday, December 11  | 1 p.m.

At the Benedum. Watch the last few minutes of company class and get ready for the performance with a quick intro to the show. No registration necessary – just come to the theater a few minutes early and our ushers will guide you to the program.

Post-Show Q & A | Saturday, December 11  | 9:30 p.m.

At the Benedum. PBT dancers join us after the performance to take your questions! No registration necessary – just stay in the theater after the show. Feel free to move up to the front near the stage.

Ballet Warm-up | Saturday, December 18 | 1 p.m.

At the Benedum. Watch the last few minutes of company class and get ready for the performance with a quick intro to the show. No registration necessary – just come to the theater a few minutes early and our ushers will guide you to the program.

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