Celebrating over 50 years



The Nutcracker – Our 49th Year!

Tickets are now on sale – scroll down for direct link to box office!


Featuring live music by the Southside Sinfonietta, conducted by Eugene Albulescu: a children’s choir; and professional guest artists on stage with PYB Dancers. Performances will be held in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Baker Hall at Zoellner Arts Center on the campus of Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Tickets are now on sale at Zoellner Arts Center Box Office!  Direct link to order form may be found with each public performance date and time below.


Performances for school children:


  • Wednesday, December 13, 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 14, 9:45 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15, 10:00 a.m.

Download reservation form for seats here:  Nutcracker School Reservation Form – 2017

Performances for the public:


  • Saturday, December 16, 1:00 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
  • Saturday, December 16, 4:00 p.m. Click here to order tickets.
  • Sunday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. Click here to order tickets.



Senior Centers, Assisted Living Centers, etc.- Group Ticket Order

Order tickets by downloading the following form:  Senior Center Group Nutcracker Order Form 2017


Girl Scout Troops – Group Ticket Order

Get your tickets by downloading the order form right away:  Girl Scouts Order Form Nutcracker 2017



Guest Artists

Principal Artists with Ballet West, Salt Lake City, Utah

Beckanne Sisk (Sugar Plum Fairy) was born in Longview, Texas and studied at Longview Ballet Theater until the age of fourteen. She then moved to Philadelphia, PA to attend The Rock School for Dance Education’s RAPA program for four years.  Sisk won the Jerome Robbins award in 2007 and competed at the Youth America Grand Prix from 2007-2010. She then joined Ballet West II in 2010 and was promoted to Principal Artist in 2015. Sisk won the Princess Grace Dance Fellowship Award in 2012 along with the Bronze Medal at the Beijing International Ballet Competition. She has performed leading roles in Anna Marie Holmes Don Quixote, John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Adam Sklute’s adaptation of Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Sisk was featured on a reality TV series on the CW called Breaking Pointe. 


Chase O’Connell (Sugar Plum Cavalier) was born in Fredericksburg Virginia. He started his professional training at 13 at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C.  He then went to the Royal Ballet School in London for 2 years on scholarship. After Royal he was offered a temporary contract with the Paris Opera Ballet Company. He then joined Ballet West II in 2012 and was promoted to Principal in 2015. He has performed Principal roles in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Adam Sklute’s adaptation of Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Symphony in C ( Second Movement), Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Jiri Kylian’s Petit Mort, Overgrown Path and Forgotten Land.



Click below to download our stunning 2016 Nutcracker Program printed by Christmas City Printing of Bethlehem:

Nutcracker Program 2016

This year’s program will again be printed by Christmas City. If you would like to place an ad (which will help support our 49th consecutive production), please download the form below, complete, and mail with your advertisement and payment to the Ballet Guild office at 556 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Complete specifications with formats, sizes, and prices are included in the document.

Nutcracker Program Ad Forms 2017

Why we need your help each and every year to bring the magic of this timeless holiday classic to everyone in the Greater Lehigh Valley and how it can help your business:  Nutcracker Program Advertising Letter 2017

Thank you for your support! Email the office pyb@rcn.com; or call 610-865-0353 for more information.