“The Nutcracker,” presented by Mohawk Valley Performing Arts (MVPA), is
returning to The Stanley Theatre for three special performances in December! These
performances shed light on the amazing hard work and dedication that is put into the show by
the cast, as well as telling the tale of the infamous holiday ballet production. Tickets can be
purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling The Stanley Theatre Box Office at 315-724-4000.
Tickets start at $30.50.
Since 1980, MVPA has brightened the holiday season for years through its staging of
“The Nutcracker.” The Board of Directors and Artistic Director Melissa Larish have endeavored
to make the production unique, through major investments in sets, costumes, choreography,
lighting and guest artists. Accordingly, MVPA has given young dancers the unique opportunity
to perform on stages in front of large audiences every holiday season with their production of
Over the past 44 years, over 40 Mohawk Valley Ballet Company Dancers, through their
experience with MVPA, have gone on to professional careers in dance. They have become
dancers, choreographers, designers and teachers with such notable organizations as the New
York City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet, Cleveland Ballet
and Bolshoi Ballet.