‘Nutcracker’ Magical Matinee, Picture House’s annual holiday tradition, returns Dec. 8

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‘Nutcracker’ Magical Matinee, Picture House’s annual holiday tradition, returns Dec. 8

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Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Picture House Regional Film Center.

November 13, 2019 – Pelham, NY – Join the Picture House Regional Film Center (TPHRFC) on Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m. for the Nutcracker Magical Matinee, an annual holiday tradition for families and kids of all ages. The cinematic version of the New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s choreography to the big screen. The Nutcracker will be presented in the Main Hall, at a special film event trimmed with beautifully costumed ballerinas from Ballet Arts greeting attendees upon arrival, a live dance performance, and photo opportunities.

A holiday favorite, the film features a legendary all-star cast from the 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. The matinee event will open with a live performance by youth members of the Ballet Arts’ dance program and professional dancer and Ballet Arts instructor, Gabriela Vazquez (Sugar Plum Fairy) dancing excerpts from The Nutcracker Act II. Dancers in costumes will greet movie-goers and will be available for photo opportunities before and after the performance and movie.

The Picture House is once again presenting this enchanting matinee event to give young audiences an authentic (yet more accessible), formal theater experience, close to home and at affordable ticket prices.This film version of The Nutcracker is the same production performed by New York City Ballet each December at Lincoln Center.

“Our annual Nutcracker Magical Matinee is a true Picture House holiday tradition that we look forward to each December,” said Clayton Bushong, Director of Programming. “The talented Ballet Arts dancers bring this beloved classic alive and allow us to share the joy of The Nutcracker with audiences who may not be ready or able to make it to Lincoln Center.”

Tickets for The Nutcracker Magical Matinee are priced at $20 for general admission, $16 for members, $10 children and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.