Nutcracker Ballet - Wilkes-Barre (PA)

Performances
GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
F.M. Kirby Center
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:00 pm
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The Gift of Christmas Tour Comes to Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, December 17

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets and soaring birds, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the family tradition perfect for all ages! Celebrate this cherished Holiday experience set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get tickets in Wilkes-Barre for family and friends today!

About the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Welcome to the home of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker in Wilkes-Barre! 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 Ballet Partnership: Joan Harris Centre

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full professional Russian 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.