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The Nutcracker 2022

 Juneau Dance Theatre (JDT) presents The Nutcracker, December 2, 3, & 4, at the Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium. This holiday production features guest artists, Elizabeth Murphy, principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Zachary Catazaro, principal dancer with the Cleveland Ballet. Highlights include beautiful costumes, scenery, and captivating choreography by JDT’s Artistic Director, Zachary Hench. 

Ms. Murphy and Mr. Catazaro are sure to thrill audiences with their stellar technique and engaging stage presence. Audiences may remember Murphy from the 2019 production.  “We are honored to bring Liz back to Juneau to dance the Sugar Plum Fairy. Pacific Northwest Ballet is one of the premiere professional ballet companies in the world”, says Hench. “We are excited to present these artists - ballet dancers of the highest quality - to our Juneau community.” 

The story of The Nutcracker follows the wondrous journey of young Clara, who receives a nutcracker as a gift at her family’s Christmas Eve party. Adventure unfolds when her nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, and leads her through an enchanted forest to the Land of Sweets. There, Clara meets the Sugar Plum Fairy, who treats her to electrifying performances by dancers from across the land.  

The Nutcracker cast includes more than 80 JDT students and adults, ranging in age from 5-78 years old! The 4-performance run will feature multiple casts, showcasing the vast talent within the school and providing many opportunities for dancers to shine in soloist and principal roles. 

On December 2, prior to the start of public show times, JDT will present a free outreach performance for over 800 elementary students. “The Nutcracker is such a magical experience for people of all ages, and a wonderful introduction to dance. It is truly a joy to provide the gift of ballet, and the opportunity to see it – to children in Juneau.” 

  • Presented By: Juneau Dance Theater
  • Dates: 12/2/2022, 12/3/2022, 12/4/2022
  • Location: Juneau-Douglas High School
  • Time: Friday: 7PM | Saturday: 2PM & 7PM | Sunday: 2PM
  • Price: Youth (age 3-17): $20.00 Adult (ages 18-64):$25.00 Senior (age 65+): $20.00 **Lap children under age 3 not requiring their own seat, are free.** Tickets for reserved seating are available at http://juneaudance.org/. Advance purchase is strongly recommended; however tickets will be available at the door.
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