“The Nutcracker” to be Presented at Circle Drive-In

Ballet Theatre of Scranton, under the artistic direction of Joanne Arduino, will present its 45th annual performances of “The Nutcracker” quite differently this season, but the tradition of their gift to the community will continue! 

In partnership with Goodwill’s Theater at North and sponsored by the Charles DeNaples family, the production will be presented at the Circle Drive In on Nov. 20 and 21st at 5 and 8 pm. Admission is free and the first 300 cars will be admitted. Kick off the holiday season and enjoy the comfort of your own car as you and your family view visions of sugarplums on the big screen!

Dunmore’s Celia Eagen will be featured in the role of Clara. Additionally, on Dec 23-26, FOX 56 will present the production on their stations WOLF, WSWB and WQMY. Check local listings for air times.

For additional information, call Ballet Theatre of Scranton at 570-347-2867 or visit us on the web at www.balletscranton.org

THIS MONTH: Scranton Civic Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

Civic Ballet snow queen

Lilly McDonald of Dunmore will perform as the Snow Queen in the Scranton Civic Ballet’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.”

Under the artistic direction of Miss Helen Gaus and assistant director Julio Alegria, 80 students and adults, ranging in age from 8 to 75, will share the timeless story of Clara, Drosselmeyer and the Nutcracker that unfolds as the delicate Sugar Plum Fairy and all of Tchaikovsky’s musical sprites weave their enchanting spell. 

Tickets for the public performances Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. hosted at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple may be purchased at the Cultural Center Box Office at a cost of $18.50, plus fees. For ticket information, call 570-346-7369.

In the majestic surroundings of the Scranton Cultural Center, the Scranton Civic Ballet Company will present its annual “Eye on Dance” educational performance of “The Nutcracker” on Friday, Dec. 13.

The experience begins at 10 a.m. and will last approximately 1.5 hours. As part of a continuing commitment to education, this school performance will be presented to students at no charge.

Founded in 1978 by Miss Helen Gaus, The Scranton Civic Ballet Company is a non-profit organization focused on dance education and performance. It is the company’s mission to educate our members and the public in the art of dance while bringing the talents of well-known artists, choreographers, and master teachers into Northeast Pennsylvania for our students as well as our audiences.

Annual “The Nutcracker” Production Moves to Theater at North

Nutcracker at NorthBallet Theatre of Scranton will move its annual holiday gift of The Nutcracker to its new home at the Theater at North this December. This original Scranton production has been presented for 44 years  free of charge to the community and has been enjoyed by over 350,000 people to date.

Public free performances are held each year on Dec 26, 27 and 28 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating the production’s new home are shown seated from left:  Kate Jones, CEO of Goodwill Industries NEPA, and Dr Kimberly D’Andrea , president of Ballet Theatre of Scranton.

Standing, same order: Gerald T.Langan, president emeritus of Goodwill, and Joanne D. Arduino, Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre.