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Nutcracker Ballet

Holiday Preview

Begin your day with a visit from the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, and the Nutcracker Prince as they offer a sneak peek of this year’s production of Rochester City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Then, listen as a costumed cast member from Geva’s production of A Christmas Carol reads Charles Dickens’ most famous story of love and redemption.

The Nutcracker is presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, brought to life by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Rochester City Ballet, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre from November 23­ to 27 and at the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, New York from December 9 to 11.

A Christmas Carol is presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre Center, November 29 through December 30.


November 11, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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When children pretend, they’re using their imaginations to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero.

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