This past weekend I went to the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg for a performance of The Nutcracker. The prestigious Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (from Carlisle) performs the holiday classic at the Whitaker Center and the Hershey Theatre during December. The show was beautiful from the backdrops to the costumes. I was completely impressed with the dancers, from the little boys and girls to the high school aged students performing the main routines- no one missed a step!
It was definitely a professional quality show and I know now why the CPYB is the only pre-professional ballet school allowed to perform George Balachine's famous ballet. Don't miss the upcoming performances this weekend! You aren't allowed to take photos during the show but I snapped one of the stage before it started.
The Nutcracker at the Whitaker Center
December 13, 2011