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Nutcracker and Christmas Carol Previews

Enjoy a magical day at Strong filled with storytelling and dance taken from The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet. This special Veteran’s Day program is presented in conjunction with the Rochester City Ballet and features professional dancers. The Nutcracker runs from November 24­ to 28 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, and from December 10 to 12 at the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Costumed cast member from Geva Theatre Center’s production of A Christmas Carol will also be on hand to read selections from the Charles Dickens’ classic about a man rediscovering the true spirit of the holiday season. The appearance is presented in conjunction with upcoming performances of A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre Center from November 24 through December 24.

12 and 2 p.m.


November 11, 2021
11:30 am - 2:30 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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Fred Rogers, American television personality, 1928–2003

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