It’s Opening Night for The Nutcracker

The magic of The Nutcracker returns to the Benedum Center stage! Beneath the Stahlbaum’s growing Christmas tree, a battle between the chivalrous Nutcracker prince and the unrelenting Rat King unfolds, captivating the young Marie and sending her on an adventure through the Land of Enchantment. Stunning scenes, glittering snowflakes and Tchaikovsky’s positively charming score make The Nutcracker a classic Pittsburgh holiday tradition.

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Choreography & Concept: Terrence S. Orr
Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky

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Photos by: Aviana Adams

Theater Programs

Nutcracker Family Workshop  |   Saturday, Dec. 10  |  12:45 p.m. 

Join us for a Nutcracker story time, meet the Sheep characters, and do a themed craft with us! Register here!

Artis Q&A | Saturday, Dec. 10 | after the performance

PBT Artists Ariana Chernyshev, Gabrielle Thurlow, William Moore and Jacob Patrick Miller take your questions after the show! No registration needed.

Gabrielle ThurlowWilliam Moore





Curtain Up!  |   Sunday, Dec. 11  |  11 a.m. 

Watch the last few minutes of company class on stage, and preview the show with PBT Company Artist Jonathan Breight. No registration needed.

Jonathan Breight






Audio-described Performance |  Friday, Dec. 16 and 27 at 2 p.m. (Sensory-friendly Performances), Dec. 18 at  12 p.m.

Live narration of the performance for those with blindness or vision impairment, or for anyone who’d like to listen! No registration necessary.

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