The Nutcracker Magical Matinee
Sunday December 15th 1:30pm
New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker Movie, Live Performances and Sugarplum Treats
The Nutcracker Magical Matinee, a special holiday event that will take place on Sunday December 15th at 1:30pm for families and kids of all ages. The cinematic version of New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s chorography 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, photo opportunities and special treats.
The Nutcracker movie is the beloved tale of a young girl whose dreams transport her to a fantasy land of Mice Kings and fairytale sweets that come to life. The film features a legendary 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 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 be available for photo opportunities during intermission.
The Picture House is presenting this enchanting matinee event to give young audiences an authentic (yet more forgiving), formal theater experience, close to home and at affordable ticket prices. Printed programs with a synopsis of the story, casting and performance notes will be distributed by glittering ballerinas at the door. The Nutcracker film is the same production performed by New York City Ballet each December at Lincoln Center.
Tickets for The Nutcracker Magical Matinee are priced at $25 for general admission, $15 for members, and may be purchased online through our website or at the box office during theater hours. Advance booking are suggested.