Nutcracker Ballet - Wilkes-Barre (PA)

Performances
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 3:00 pm
570.826.1100

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet 2022 in Wilkes-Barre

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! The acclaimed holiday tradition is LIVE in theaters for the 30th Anniversary tour. Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet, performing at the highest level of classical technique. Share in the message of Peace and Harmony at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre!

F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre:

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Wilkes-Barre: The Kirby Center! After four months of refurbishment, the gloriously restyled F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts held an open house for its public on September 29, 2006 with a screening of "Alexander's Ragtime Band", the same film that opened the Comerford Movie Theater, the jewel of the M. E. Comerford 45-theater chain, on Thursday, August 18, 1938, sixty-eight years ago. Hundreds of attendees enjoyed back stage tours and musical entertainment reminiscent of the 1930s. It is through the committed support of the community that this magnificent building still exists and is able to continue its legacy as the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts to present the best of the performing arts and entertainment in northeast Pennsylvania.

Wilkes-Barre Partner Ballet Studio: Joan Harris Centre

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Wilkes-Barre children from the Joan Harris Centre. The Joan Harris Centre dance students come from Wilkes-Barre, Dallas, Back Mountain, Scranton, Hazleton, Kingston, Pittston, Tunkhannock, and Pocono Communities to study with their professional staff. Dance classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary. A current and progressive program with a strong emphasis on technique is used to help train pupils who wish to make a career in the dance field and a warm and welcoming atmosphere will greet those students who are interested in dance for enjoyment as well as to benefit from its physical exercises and appreciation for the aesthetics. To accomplish this, experienced instructors, highly trained in both their field of expertise and in how to properly conduct a class, teach in state-of-the-art studios assisted by a professional support staff. The school year is broken up into a series of eight week sessions, at the conclusion of which, full school productions give the students not only the opportunity to showcase and put into practice what they have learned, but also to experience the true joy of performing on a legitimate stage, in a legitimate theater with professionally designed sets and lighting effects.