The Nutcracker 2018

PVB begins its season each winter with The Nutcracker.

This treasured community event includes over 250 dancers from towns throughout Western Massachusetts, performing parts ranging from enchanting snowflakes to the tiniest reindeer. They dance alongside pre-professional students and guest artists from Boston, New York, and the Carolina Ballet.

Join Clara as she battles the Rat King to save the Nutcracker Prince, and then travel to the enchanted Snow Forest and beautiful Kingdom of Sweets.

Nutcracker Performance Schedule

December 7-9, 2018

Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton


Friday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m.
This abridged, intermission-free performance has lighting and sound accommodations for reduced sensory experiences.
A narrator will assist the audience at the start of the performance. Tickets are general admission.

Friday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a full evening of entertainment in celebration of our 40th production of The Nutcracker.
Arrive at 6:30 for a vocal holiday treat with entertainment by local musicians, followed by our full length Nutcracker performance at 7:00.
At intermission, enjoy more live music and the chance to meet a guest artist or two, and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (for guests age 21+). Assigned seating.

Approximately two hours with one intermission. Assigned seating.
Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Mini Nutcracker

Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Yankee Candle Village
South Deerfield, MA

Join us for a family-friendly, one-hour performance of our beloved production of The Nutcracker
at the Yankee Candle flagship store just before Christmas.

$12 Adults
$10 Children age 10 and under
$10 Seniors

Nutcracker Community Auditions

 Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ages 5-10

2018 Nutcracker auditions have concluded. Thank you for your interest!