Nutcracker Info

Nutcracker 2021 Announcement UPDATED 9/21/2021

September 21, 2021

It is with great saddness that we announce the cancellation of our annual holiday production, the 2021 performance, of The Nutcracker at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. We were cautiously optimistic planning for our return, but given the challenges posed by the COVID varients, the fact that many of our young cast are not vaccine eligible, it has been decided along with the Bardavon that there are too many obstcles to proceed in a safe and healthy manner.

We are pleased to announce that we will still have the opportunity to perform with our traveling cast version of The Nutcracker at local resorts for their overnight guests.

We are inviting all 6th Grade and Up dancers to audition for the traveling cast this Saturday, September 25th. Registration begins at 3:00 pm with the audition beginning promptly at 3:30 pm. Registration forms will be available in the studio on Saturday.

All policies regarding COVID health and safety will remain in effect.

While missing this cherished holiday production at the Bardavon is surely a let down, keep looking toward the bright light ahead. We are anxiously awaiting the flicking of the theatre lights to signal the end of our intermission to allow us back into the theatre.

Sincerely, The New Paltz Ballet Theatre Board of Directors and Artistic Directors

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photo: David Dugatkin 2016 The Nutcracker

The New Paltz Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)3 dance company, producing the annual Nutcracker for the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, and hosting educational outreach programs such as its annual Master Class Series and the Ray Delle Memorial Sponsorship for students of its official school, the New Paltz School of Ballet.

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