Experience the most famous love story of all time, performed at Luhrs Center in Shippensburg on Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 PM by The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine.
Set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score and featuring brand new Choreography and productions by Andrey Litvinov. Luhrs Center in Shippensburg is hosting The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine in a performance at 7:30 PM on Wednesday November 17. Tickets are $35-$75 and can be purchased here.
The State Ballet Theater of Ukraine premiered the ballet “The Nutcracker” to a full house in Dnipro, Ukraine on December 30-31, 2020. Choreography and Design lasted for many months with the pandemic constantly disrupting the process. Fortunately, this new interpretation of a timeless classic still managed to be completed. The State Ballet of Ukraine will be bringing this wonderful ballet on tour to the U.S.A. and Canada this coming winter November 2021 through January 2022.
“This is a story for all ages. If you believe in a dream – a dream can come true!” Says the tour’s producer, Michael Art “There is wonderful music in this ballet,” Michael continues. “It’s complex, philosophical, with humor and tragedy. The Nutcracker has become one of the brightest ballets in our repertoire. The performance involves a ballet troupe of 57 dancers. More than 100 exclusive costumes have been created especially for this production.”
At the Open House we will welcome new potential students & their families, learn about the 2021-22 Chambersburg Ballet Performance Season, talk about an exciting new program at CBT School, and have a parents’ discussion and brain-storming session regarding, among other things, the possibility of presenting a full-length “Nutcracker”.
This year the Open House presentation will be held onstage at the Capitol Theatre to allow folks to sit comfortably in the auditorium, with their families, but distanced from others.
It’s the 20th Anniversary Year for the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre (CBT) School, located in Chambersburg’s historic Capitol Theatre, and its regional performing company, The Chambersburg Ballet. As the School has grown and developed over the past two decades, this will be the first time in its history that the Chambersburg Ballet is able to produce its annual Nutcracker performances completely with dancers trained at the CBT School. This includes all leading male roles, as well as the difficult and challenging role of the Sugarplum Fairy. These roles traditionally have cost several thousand dollars or more for a single performance run. To have a completely “homegrown” cast is a landmark achievement for any regional ballet company, especially in a small city such as Chambersburg. The role of the Nutcracker Prince will be performed by Cole Nissely, who is also a pre-med student at Shippensburg University, and the role of the Snow King by Andre McFarlane, an art student at Hagerstown Community College. Chambersburg Ballet Resident Artist Marina Addlesberger will portray the Sugarplum Fairy. CBT School and Chambersburg Ballet Founder and Artistic Director Lavinia Reid is the production’s
The twenty-two member company was chosen by audition in September, and almost immediately began preparations for The Nutcracker, which will be the first of three performance runs during ts 2018-19 Performance Season.
The Chambersburg Ballet’s Nutcracker performances this year will take place on Saturday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m., with a Sunday, December 16th Matinee at 3:00 p.m. . Performances will take place on the main stage of the historic Capitol Theatre, 159 South Main St., Chambersburg. Performances will honor the memory of Lillian Miller, a long-time supporter of the company who spent long hours sitting and sewing costumes in the Ballet’s waiting area. Lillian was like a grandmother to the young dancers, and a friend to all. It will be a fitting tribute to this selfless volunteer for the Chambersburg Ballet, in their first year with all “homegrown” performers, to honor someone who so selflessly gave of herself to help the CBT School and Chambersburg Ballet grow and flourish. Tickets for the Chamberburg’s Nutcracker are available at the Capitol Theatre Box office, (717)263-0202, or online at: www.thecapitoltheatre.org . For more information about the Chambersburg Ballet, visit: www.chambersburgballet.org or on Facebook.