The Westchester Ballet Company’s Nutcracker to Make Bronx Debut for Annual Holiday Performances
December 17, 18 and 19 Lehman Center for the Performing Arts confirmed as 2021 location
Ossining-based Westchester Ballet Company (WBC), one of the oldest nonprofit regional youth ballet companies in the United States, is set to debut in the Bronx in December with five performances of The Nutcracker at the prestigious Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. A single matinee performance will take place on Friday December 17, with two performances on Saturday December 18 and Sunday December 19. Tickets range from $ 24 to $ 49, with special discounts for groups, as well as for the morning of December 17. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at www.lehmancenter.org, by phone at (718) 960-8833, or at the Lehman Center box office located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY, 10468.
Amy harte, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Ballet Company, observes: “From our youngest student dancers to those in our senior ranks, this company could no longer be ready to perform again in front of a live audience, and be able to to make the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts a dream come true for all of us. WBC’s Nutcracker rivals any professional New York production of this holiday family classic, and it surpasses everything in terms of audience accessibility. Year after year, WBC delivers a spectacular Nutcracker experience that delivers both quality and affordability. Many companies this season are still unable to present a fully cast production; and the partnership with the Lehman Center management allows us to create a magical and almost normal experience for dancers and audience members.
Now celebrating 70 years of service to Westchester County (and now the Bronx), WBC’s mission is based on the belief that community artistic experiences are essential, and that by providing dance education and performance experiences for its young dancers, as well as affordable access for its audience members, it helps strengthen our common community. Additionally, WBC partners with other nonprofits serving vulnerable and underfunded people and groups in the community to provide low cost / free access to its performance.
Covid-19 Protocols To ensure the safety of the public, artists, and staff, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all people over the age of twelve who enter the room. Participants are also required to wear a mask in the room at all times. Visit www.lehmancenter.org for more information.