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Nutcracker Here and There


The Nutcracker, Short and Sweet at the Paramount Hudson Valley

Don’t miss this local, family-oriented rendition of a classic holiday favorite ballet, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker, Short and Sweet offers the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, favorite dances performed by a company of committed dancers from the Hudson Valley, engaging narration, and costumes that will delight every guest—in a setting and at a price that is perfect for audiences ages 3 and older. Seasoned ballet attenders and first-time audience members alike will love this production. Narrated from the point of view of Clara and only 1 hour long, this easy to follow performance is sure to keep the attention of even the youngest audience members. Tickets are $20 but get them quick they are selling fast. For more information visit: Paramount Hudson Valley


Westchester Ballet Nutcracker 

Ossining-based Westchester Ballet Company (WBC), one of the oldest regional nonprofit youth ballet companies in the United States, returns to the esteemed Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx for a third year this December, with its world-class production of The Nutcracker. Tickets are now available for three performances across Saturday and Sunday – December 16 and 17. Early sales for the special matinee performance on Friday, December 15 for children, seniors, and young ones with special needs sold out within 3-days. A second “dress rehearsal” matinee performance was added on Thursday, December 14 to meet demand from these audiences – which has also sold-out.

TICKETS for the three remaining shows on December 16 and 17 can be purchased at;; by phone at (718) 960-8833; or at Lehman Center Box Office located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY, 10468 Tickets range from $25-$55.

About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]