The Nutcracker 2019

A winter wonderland awaits at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker! It’s Christmas Eve in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. Journey to a Land of Enchantment filled with swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and exciting dances set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Five lavish scenes, dozens of dancers and over 150 costumes make The Nutcracker one of Pittsburgh’s most cherished holiday traditions. 

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

Performance Times

Friday, December 06, 2019 11:00 AM – Student Matinee
Friday, December 06, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 07, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 07, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Sunday, December 08, 2019 4:30 PM
Friday, December 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019 4:30 PM
Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Friday, December 20, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019 4:30 PM
Monday, December 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, December 27, 2019 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2019 4:30 PM

Theater Programs

Sat., Dec. 7 & 14, 1 p.m. –  Family Pointe

Hear the story of The Nutcracker, meet costumed characters, and get up on your feet and try out some steps from the ballet! This 30-minute program is a great way for families and kids (and everyone!) to get familiar with what they’re about to see on stage. Free with a ticket to the 2.p.m. performance. Open seating. Please enter at the Stage Door entrance of the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., 15222. Registration requested.

Register for Family Pointe on Dec. 7

Register for Family Pointe on Dec. 14

Sun., Dec. 8, 10 a.m. – Let’s Dance! Nutcracker Workshop

Kids can try a fun, introductory ballet class before the show! Warm up, learn basic ballet steps, and try out some Nutcracker choreography. For boys and girls, ages 5 – 13; no dance experience required. Enter at the Benedum stage door, 719 Liberty Ave., 15222. Cost: $10 plus ticket for the 12 p.m. performance.

Register for Let’s Dance!

Sat., Dec. 14, 5.30 p.m.The Nutcracker 101

A preview of PBT’s uniquely Pittsburgh version of the ballet! For anyone who’s never seen our version or who just wants a refresher on the story! Open seating; no reservations necessary.

With the exception of  Let’s Dance! programs are free and open to ticket holders. For more information contact education@pittsburghballet.org.

 

 

 

Programs presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

More Info

Learn more about The Nutcracker!

The Nutcracker Audience Guide – Synopsis, background information, a look at the costumes and choreography, and more!

Especially for Kids

Children’s Guide to The Nutcracker – with a kid-friendly synopsis and activities

Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier Coloring Page

The Nutcracker Coloring Page

A Nutcracker Word Search

 

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