Tickets are now on sale for the Nutcracker Magical Matinee at The Picture House on Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m.
The annual holiday tradition for families and kids of all ages features the cinematic version of the New York City Ballet’s classic production, bringing George Balanchine’s choreography to the big screen. Bbeautifully costumed ballerinas from Ballet Arts will greet attendees upon arrival, perform a live dance performance, and offer photo opportunities.
A holiday favorite, the film features a legendary all-star cast from the New York City Ballet, including Darci Kistler and Damian Woetzel as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier, with a cameo appearance by a young McCauley Culkin as the Nutcracker Prince. The matinee event will open with a live performance by youth members of the Ballet Arts’ dance program and professional dancer and Ballet Arts instructor, Gabriela Vazquez (Sugar Plum Fairy) dancing excerpts from The Nutcracker Act II. Dancers in costumes will greet movie-goers and will be available for photo opportunities before and after the performance and movie.
This film version of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet each December at Lincoln Center.
“Our annual Nutcracker Magical Matinee is a true Picture House holiday tradition that we look forward to each December,” said Clayton Bushong, Director of Programming. “The talented Ballet Arts dancers bring this beloved classic alive and allow us to share the joy of The Nutcracker with audiences who may not be ready or able to make it to Lincoln Center.”
Tickets for The Nutcracker Magical Matinee are priced at $20 for general admission, $16 for members, $10 children and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.