The Nutcracker

  • Date: Dec 9 - Dec 28, 2022
  • Venue: Benedum Center

Artist: Joseph ParrChoreography and Concept: Terrence S. Orr | Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky  

In this distinctly Pittsburgh production of a holiday classic, PBT’s The Nutcracker follows Marie, her Nutcracker prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy on a journey into the Land of Enchantment. Five fanciful scenes, more than 150 unique costumes and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score make The Nutcracker a can’t-miss holiday tradition. 

The Nutcracker sponsors:

  • Giant Eagle

Artist: Joseph Parr | Photo: Duane Rieder

Performance Times

  • Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 – 11 a.m. – Student Matinee
  • Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 – 2 p.m.- Sensory-Friendly Production
  • Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 – 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 26, 2022 – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 26, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 – 2 p.m. – Sensory-friendly Production 
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

Enrich your theater experience with PBT Education programs!

Virtual Preview |  Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live (note new date)

A quick look backstage as we gear up for the performances! With Director of Production Curtis Dunn. This program is recorded.

 

Nutcracker Family Workshop  |   Saturday, Dec. 10  |  12:45 p.m. 

Join us for a Nutcracker story time, meet the Sheep characters, and do a themed craft with us! Register here!

 

Gabrielle ThurlowWilliam MooreArtist Q & A:  |  Saturday, Dec. 10  |  after the 7 p.m. performance

PBT Artists Ariana Chernyshev, Gabrielle Thurlow, William Moore and Jacob Patrick Miller take your questions after the show! No registration needed.

 

Jonathan BreightCurtain Up!  |   Sunday, Dec. 11  |  11 a.m. 

Watch the last few minutes of company class on stage, and preview the show with PBT Company Artist Jonathan Breight. No registration needed.

 

 

Audio-described Performance |  Friday, Dec. 16 and 27 at 2 p.m. (Sensory-friendly Performances), Dec. 18 at  12 p.m.

Live narration of the performance for those with blindness or vision impairment, or for anyone who’d like to listen! No registration necessary.


PBT Connects programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

More Info

Find out which moments in The Nutcracker score resonate with some of our PBT artists and staff on our Nutcracker Playlist.

Brush up on your Nutcracker knowledge with our Audience Guide.