The Nutcracker
Presented by NJCYB

December 18 - December 20
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center

For millions of Americans, it wouldn’t be Christmas without seeing a production of The Nutcracker. Treat your family and friends to this unique holiday tale. As the ballet unfolds, listen closely to the story of a most magical night.

There’s magic in the air and sparkle in every smile when Nutcracker comes to town! Over 70 talented dancers and actors have earned roles in the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. The company’s Nutcracker is unique because the story is told from the perspective of ten-year-old Clara Stahlbaum.

Your theatre ticket becomes an invitation to Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum's Christmas Party. As the theater darkens, and some of the world’s most beautiful music plays, you depart on a storybook adventure. Clara’s Godfather presents his magic show of dancing dolls, enchanting the children who attend the party. He has gifts for all… Ah, but only one touches Clara's heart, an ugly Nutcracker. 

As Clara falls asleep under the beautiful Christmas tree the noise of mice wake her. To save Clara, the Nutcracker and his army battle the giant Mouse King. The Nutcracker turns into a handsome prince, and takes a grown-up Clara through the enchanted forest into the land of Christmas. What happens to Clara and her prince? Don't miss this exciting fairy tale of a child's most unforgettable Christmas! 

The Nutcracker engages the audience from the first scene to the very last moment Through the narration young children understand a fanciful fairytale, while the rest of us realize that this is truly a story of life, love and the holiday spirit.


Show Dates/Times:

Friday, December 18 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 19 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 19 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 20 at 3:00pm

SITNIK THEATER of the Lackland Center

Ticket Pricing Orchestra Balcony Children 12 under
All Performances $28.00 $25.00 $15.00

*Children under 3 not permitted