Nutcracker Ballet - Lockport (NY)

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet 2022 in Lockport, NY

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of 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 Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport!

The Historic Palace Theatre in Lockport

Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet in Lockport: the Palace Theatre! When the Historic Palace Theatre opened on July 18, 1925, Lock City Theater Company President A. Edmund Lee told a capacity crowd that it was "built not for the aristocracy, but for all the people" and that they had successfully "extended Broadway into Lockport and to the people of Niagara." Those statements ring true to this day, as the Palace shines like a beacon for the arts and entertainment that are so vital to the community. The Historic Palace Inc. is a community-based organization dedicated to maintaining the historic and architectural integrity of this Western New York landmark while providing a venue for the performing arts and a center for arts education.

Lockport Partner Ballet Studio: Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Lockport children from Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy. Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy offers courses for students from ages 3 to adult, beginner through advanced. For over 30 years, the Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy has aimed to install dance techniques and style, the physical training necessary for the body development, a feeling for movement, music appreciation, and the emotional qualities needed for dance. When students leave the studio, they will have developed a stronger character, a greater awareness of themselves physically and a better appreciation and respect for the arts. Many of the studio’s students have performed throughout the U.S., Hawaii, and Europe. Dyan and staff have choreographed many of the studio’s live performances at The Palace Theatre, as well as musicals for DeSales of Lockport.