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Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania to perform ‘The Nutcracker,’ with guest professional dancers, Dec. 12–13 at Eisenhower

The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania will present “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The performance will feature guest artists Ruth Whitney of Festival Ballet Providence, Boyko Dossev of Boston Ballet and Bradley Rhoton, a freelance professional dancer.

One of the holiday season’s oldest traditions, “The Nutcracker” cascades viewers to a magical world in which toy soldiers come to life and snowflakes dance across the stage. The audience follows Clara, guided by the Sugar Plum Fairy, on her journey through the Land of the Sweets. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s traditional score echoes through the background.

Purchase tickets, which are $25 for an adult, $10 for a student or child and $20 for a senior citizen. Tickets are also available by phone at 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX.

The Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that houses a classical ballet school, a performing company and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra. The school aims to encourage participation in the arts, nurture each student’s potential for success and inspire students to enjoy the arts throughout their lives.

Visit Performing Arts School for more information.