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Lycoming College and St. John School continue holiday tradition of The Nutcracker

Lycoming College and St. John School continue holiday tradition of The Nutcracker

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The Lycoming College music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), will reunite once more to celebrate the holidays with a presentation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker,” Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the CAC in downtown Williamsport.

This family-friendly ballet is about a young girl who falls asleep after a Christmas Eve party at her home and dreams of a fantastic world where toys come to life, including her beloved Nutcracker who defends her from the Mouse King and his soldiers. The Lycoming College and Williamsport communities are invited to experience the magic of the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy with one of the most famous ballets in the world.

This production of “The Nutcracker” features a completely local intergenerational talent roster for the entire production, involving more than 200 artists of all ages. Live music by Lycoming College students and local musicians, is under the direction of William Ciabattari, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the music department at Lycoming College, and dancers will perform under the direction of Theresa Kendall, ballet and modern dance instructor at the Saint John’s School of the Arts located in Williamsport, which offers training in music and the fine arts to area youth and adults. 

Tickets range from $15.60-26 and can be purchased online at or by calling the CAC box office at 570-324-2424.

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