A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker

Theatre, Cinema & Dance Events

December 17, 2022

Greenspace Center

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Strictly Ballet and RiverStage Community Theatre invite you to join the holiday magic as they present A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker.

This year’s presentation of the Tchaikovsky ballet will be performed two times on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 and 7:00pm at Greenspace Center, 815 Market Street in Lewisburg.

For their fifth annual collaboration, this expanded production will feature the complete two-act ballet for the first time, with over 40 local dancers of all ages and special guests Elina Miettinen and Sean Stewart, dancers who have performed with the American Ballet Theater in New York City!

Tickets are $20 for adults or $10 for children under 13, with general admission seating, and they can be purchased at the door or at www.riverstagetheatre.org.

A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker, with musical score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, tells the story of the young girl Clara Stahlbaum who receives a wooden nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve from her mysterious godfather. That night, after everyone else has gone to bed, Clara’s doll is transformed into a handsome prince and she finds herself whisked away on a magical adventure filled with brave soldiers, fearsome mice, dancing snowflakes, the magical residents of the Land of the Sweets, and more. The Nutcracker has become one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions, and the story has enjoyed enormous popularity for over 50 years as it is performed by ballet companies all across North America during the Christmas season, and this production is inspired by the concept of ‘Community Nutcrackers,’ which have been performed in various towns and cities across the United States. Amy Casimir, director of the production and of Strictly Ballet, said, "We are so excited to have been building this production over the past five years to the point where we can finally present the entire story, in both Acts, from start to finish. We are very fortunate to have an amazing cast of over 40 dancers of all ages, from tiny dancers to adults, and they have been working hard and doing a fantastic job! It is also a huge deal to be able once again to welcome professional guest artists of such caliber to our small town stage to portray the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier. We can’t wait for audiences to see this expanded, magical story unfold on our stage in Lewisburg.”

For more information about this show, visit www.riverstagetheatre.org or follow riverstagecommunitytheatre or Strictly Ballet Arts on Facebook and Instagram.















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