Fundraiser - 50th Nutcracker Anniversary! Donate Now →
Celebrating over 50 years

Performances

 

Spring Ballet 2019 – Coppelia

Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015

Dancers from Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and professional guest artists will appear in this production, with choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr; including an original puppet by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre.  One of the best-loved comedic ballets, Coppélia is an enchanting tale about a mad inventor and the life-like doll he creates.  When a village boy becomes infatuated with the doll (thinking it’s a real girl!), his fiancée becomes unhappy. The ensuing mix-ups and misunderstandings between the two young lovers sets the stage for plenty of hilarity.  With colorful costumes and joyful dancing, this ballet is sure to delight both young and old alike!  Coppélia features the beautiful music of Léo Delibes, a French composer of the Romantic era, who specialized in ballets, operas, and other stage works. He influenced some of the greatest composers, among them Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, and Drigo.

 

Friday, May 31, 2019 – 7 pm – Performance for the public

Tickets:  www.zoellnerartscenter.org / 610-758-2787

 

Friday, May 31, 2019 – 10 am – Performance for school children

Download the order form: School Performance Reservation Form – Coppelia – May 2019

 

Girl Scout Troops are welcome to attend at a deeply discounted group rate! Download the order form, and mail or email to our office today: Girl Scouts -Ticket Order Form – Spring 2019

 

Adult Community Living Centers are invited to attend our performance at a greatly reduced group rate! Download the order form, and mail or email to our office today: Adult Communities -Ticket Order Form – Spring 2019

 

 

-Photos by Hub Willson-

 

 

 

 

Past performances

 

Appalachian Spring Suite with Allentown Symphony Orchestra

Copland’s timeless music was performed by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra with seventeen Pennsylvania Youth Ballet dancers on stage at Miller Symphony Hall in February 2019. The concert featured new choreography by Artistic Director Karen Kroninger Knerr.

You can read about the concert here: Morning Call Article – Appalachian Spring Concert – Feb 2019

 

 


2018 Spring Ballet

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Enchanted Woods”

At Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University – Friday, June 1, 2018

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a ballet about the transforming power of love, is based on William Shakespeare’s comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunitings of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies. It features the beautiful music of Felix Mendelssohn, a German composer of the Romantic era, who excelled in all aspects of music. A child prodigy, he wrote the overture to this work when he was only 17 years old.

“The Enchanted Woods” is a new comedic ballet, featuring beloved fairy tale characters and their hilarious misadventures as they stroll through the woods. With original music composed by Music Director Eugene Albulescu, Artistic Director Karen Knerr has choreographed this especially for Pennsylvania Youth Ballet students.

 


 

To download and view in PDF format our stunning 2018 50th Anniversary Nutcracker Program printed by Christmas City Printing of Bethlehem, please click the link below:

2018 Nutcracker Program