- Date: Dec 9 - Dec 28, 2022
- Venue: Benedum Center
Choreography 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:
Artist: Joseph Parr | Photo: Duane Rieder
- 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.
Enrich your theater experience with PBT Education programs!
Virtual Preview | Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live (Click here for the recording!)
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! Registration is now closed.
Artist 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.
Curtain 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.
Find out which moments in The Nutcracker score resonate with some of our PBT artists and staff on our Nutcracker Playlist.
Learn about the unique Pittsburgh connections in our production!
Watch our video, “Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.” Children can learn what it’s like to dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy with former PBT principal dancer Alexandra Kochis. Click here for a timestamp by section to watch just a few segments or the entire video.
Take a deep dive into the music with Yoland Collin, PBT principal pianist and music administrator, who discusses The Music of the Season: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Click here for a timestamp by section to view segments you choose or the entire video.
Brush up on more Nutcracker knowledge with our Audience Guide.