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Nutcracker Ballet

50 N George Street, York, PA 17401

December 9, 2023

7:30 p.m.

Presented by: Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Location: Appell Center for the Performing Arts


Join us this holiday season for a beautiful ballet danced to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker". This year marks the 25th Anniversary of this production. Professional dancers will share the stage with York's pre-professional regional youth ballet company, The Midstate Ballet.

The tale of The Nutcracker, written by E.T.A. Hoffman in 1816, has fascinated artists and audiences for decades. The Nutcracker takes place in two acts and tells the story of a Christmas Eve in the 1800’s at the home of young Clara and her family, The Stahlbaums, during their holiday party. The mysterious magician, Drosselmyer, makes a surprise visit and presents Clara with a very unique nutcracker doll. This begins the magical journey of Clara and her nutcracker prince from an intense battle between toy soldiers and mice to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. The traditional classical ballet will delight persons of all ages with its music, mystery, and magic.