Marywood University Celebrates the 39th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker Ballet


Scranton, PA –For the 39th consecutive year, Marywood University and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton will present The Nutcracker ballet on December 26-28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day. Performances will be held in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Marywood University. This event, which is a gift to the community, is free and open to the public.

While there is no charge for tickets, reserved seat tickets are available to the general public at the Marywood Box Office an hour and a half prior to the specific performance. For additional information please call 570-347-2867.

The original Scranton production was first presented by the Company’s founder Constance Reynolds in 1976, and continues under the direction of Joanne Arduino, Artistic Director.

Since its first presentation, more than 350,000 citizens, from within a 60-mile radius, have enjoyed the production and have made it a part of their holiday tradition.  Ballet Theatre of Scranton has maintained the free production through the dedication of its board, directors and dancers, and the generosity of local benefactors. Over 150 people are involved in the annual event, including professional designers, technicians and guest artists.

The Nutcracker is a magical story told through ballet to the famous Tchaikovsky music. Toys coming to life, snow falling on dancing snowflakes and a 20-foot growing Christmas tree are just a few highlights of Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s Nutcracker gift!

For additional information on The Nutcracker ballet performance, contact the Ballet Theatre of Scranton at (570) 347-2867 or visit