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'Nutcracker' Comes To Life At Pelham's Picture House

"The Nutcracker" will be performed at The Picture House in Pelham.
"The Nutcracker" will be performed at The Picture House in Pelham. Photo Credit: interactive.wxxi.org

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Just in time for the holiday season, "The Nutcracker" Magical Matinee arrives, featuring a performance of youth members from Ballet Arts' dance program, at The Picture House on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m.

The matinee event will open with a live performance by youth members of Ballet Arts’ dance program featuring excerpts from "The Nutcracker" Act II. Dancers in costumes will greet moviegoers and will be available for photo opportunities during intermission.

The cinematic version of New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s choreography to the big screen. "The Nutcracker" will be presented in the Main Hall at a special film event trimmed with beautifully costumed ballerinas greeting attendees upon arrival, a live dance performance and photo opportunities. A holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker" is the beloved tale of a young girl whose dreams transport her to a fantasy land of Mice Kings and fairy tale sweets that come to life.

The film features an all-star cast from 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. Kevin Kline narrates the story.

The film version of "The Nutcracker" is the same production performed by New York City Ballet each December at 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.

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