PELHAM, NY — Join the Picture House Regional Film Center (TPH) on Sunday, December 10th 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 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 Nutcracker is the beloved tale of a young girl whose dreams transport her to a fantasy land of Mice Kings and fairytale sweets that come to life. The film features a legendary all-star cast from 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. Kevin Kline narrates the story. The matinee event will open with a live performance by youth members of Ballet Arts’ dance program featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker Act II. Dancers in costumes will greet movie-goers and will be available for photo opportunities during intermission.
The Picture House is once again presenting this enchanting matinee event to give young audiences an authentic (yet more forgiving), 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.
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.