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About this production

We're thrilled to present our holiday dance production, Jazz Nutcracker in it's second year! We can't wait to see you, your family and friends in the audience this December. 

When her family’s swingin’ holiday party takes young Clara’s imagination for a twirl, she finds her toys coming to life and the festive holiday desserts dancing to sizzling, brassy beats. Bring your family and friends to this refreshing twist on the classic Nutcracker story we all know and love.

Performance Dates & Times 

8 p.m. December 1, 2 
2 p.m. December 2, 3

Buying tickets

Ticket prices: $18 general, $16 alumni/faculty/senior/staff, $10 student

Advance tickets: Purchase at the Box Office located in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts or call 607-777-2787.
Tickets available online as well (fees apply)

Box office hours:
Monday–Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. through opening curtain on the day of performance. 
Saturday–Sunday: Two (2) hours prior to opening curtain.

Have special seating requirements? Contact the Box Office at 607-777-2787 prior to the show in order to make arrangements.

Who's in the show?

Directed and Choreographed by JoEllen Kuhlman
Assistant Choreographer: Delaney Bailey


Paige Powell as CLARA
Kayla Basedow as NUTCRACKER
Da Vontaé Heath as PRINCE
Magdalena Palac as MOUSE QUEEN
Delaney Bailey as SUGAR PLUM

ENSEMBLE (Party Parents, Drummers, Mice, Snow, Sweets):
Russell Aguilar, Abigail Calandra, Eboni Carter, Gabrielle DeSantis, Jamie DeTingo, Shylea Dukat, Evan Lapp, Charles Meckley, Allison Moore, Kinsey Novak, Daniel Rosenn, Alexa Schiff.
YOUTH ENSEMBLE: (Party Children, Cupcakes):
Madison Bigelow, Ava Grubham, Ally Kennedy, Chloe Kleitz, Ashlyn Lancki, Emma Lapp, Erin Lewis, Gabby Pettit, Ashleigh Steele, Shelby Steele. 

Scene Design by Barbara Wolfe
Lighting Design by Cassie Mings
Costume Design by Andrea Lenci-Cerchiara
Prop Design by Chris Hawkes
Projection Design by Gabrielle Button
Stage Manager, Ruifeng Ling

Last Updated: 11/15/17