Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s annual holiday gift to community

Ballet Theatre of Scranton. under the artistic direction of Joanne Arduino of Dunmore, will kick off the holiday season with its 47th annual performances of The Nutcracker at the Theater at North on Nov 25, 26, and 27 at 2 and 7:30 pm.  

This traditional gift to the community has offered free public performances since 1976.  Tickets can be picked up at the box office at the Theater at North on the day of the specific performance, two hours prior to curtain.

Over 100 local dancers from ages 9 years to adult will perform with Elizabeth Schneider as Sugarplum Fairy, in three performances, Laura Durkin as Clara, and Brennan Connor as the Nutcracker Prince.

Guest artists Dayesi Torriente and Arian Molina Soca, principal dancers with Philadelphia Ballet, will perform as Sugarplum Fairy and Cavalier in three performances. 

Additionally, you can see the 2020 professionally filmed production on local FOX affiliates from Dec 23-26. Check local listings. 

For information call 570-347-2867 or visit www.balletscranton.org

Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “The Nutcracker” Marks 46 Years

Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present it’s 46th annual performances of The Nutcracker at the Theater at North on new dates this year! 

Kick off the holiday season with this traditional gift to the community.

Free public performances will be held on Nov 26, 27,and 28 at 2 and 7:30 pm.

Free tickets are required in advance by visiting thetheateratnorth.com. Tickets will be available after Nov. 10.

Pictured left is Celia Eagen, a 2021 Dunmore High School graduate, a BTOS alumna, and currently a trainee at Philadelphia Ballet, who will perform as Clara.

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Dunmore resident Amelia Ingargiola (shown right) will perform as the lead Spanish dancer in Act 2 of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker.

Additionally, the professionally filmed 2020 production of the ballet will be shown on local FOX affiliates from Dec. 23-26.

Joanne Arduino, artistic director is also a Dunmore resident. For more information, call 570-347-2867 or visit http://www.balletscranton.org.

“Ballet by the Beach” Set for Saturday May 8th

Ballet Theatre of Scranton, in partnership with the NEPA Philharmonic and Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture, will present “Ballet by the Beach” on Saturday, May 8 at 5 p.m. at Covington Park. Rain date is May 9 at 5 pm.

Admission is free. For information, call 570-347-2867 or visit balletscranton.org

Pictured from left are Dunmoreans Kelley Dougherty in “Danse Espanol” and Celia Eagen in ”Les Syphides.”  Joanne Arduino, Artistic Director, is also a Dunmorean.