Twirling into the Palace Theatre on December 14 & 15 is the only live-orchestra version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker! Enjoy free parking, family-friendly ticket prices starting at just $14 and photo-ops around the beautifully decorated vintage theatre. Join us and see why this production is Westmoreland County’s beloved holiday tradition for the past 26 years.
The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents three performances of the holiday classic on Saturday, December 14 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
Eleanor Tornblom is the Artistic Director of the production. Alan Obuzor, of Texture Contemporary Dance, will be returning to dance the role of the cavalier. John Noble will perform the role of Drosselmeyer.
The role of Clara will be performed by Alaina Nuzzo, Juliana Matteo, and Arielle Teppert. Ashlyn Mough and Veronica Scanlan will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince will be performed by Aaron Bellofatto. The snow queens are Kylie Smith and Raina Slater.
Walter Morales will conduct the evening’s performance. He is the Music Director and Conductor of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra.
Toys for Tots donations will be collected at all the performances.
The Nutcracker originally premiered in St. Petersburg on December 18, 1892 and now more than a century later remains a holiday favorite. In the story of The Nutcracker, a young girl named Clara is given a Nutcracker soldier as a Christmas present at her family’s holiday party. As she falls asleep, a magical journey into an amazing land follows. Bringing the story to life are local ballerinas, guest soloists, choreography, lighting, sets and costumes.