BTC’s headline signature performance is its annual, acclaimed production of The Nutcracker. This beloved wintertime favorite combines the talent of community dancers, with professional dancers, to produce a New York City caliber production. The Nutcracker takes the young Clara on a delightful voyage through The Land of Sweets, with magical mice, marching toy soldiers, magnificent swirling snow flakes, waltzing flowers, and childhood dreams come to life.
Continuing into the 2014-2015 performance season, BTC performs in productions and events such as FallTed Hershey, BTC’s Spring Repertory, and BTC’s Spring Showcase, along with presentations at the Wadsworth Museum and many other venues.
Community Outreach Through Performance
Special Performance of the Nutcracker
Beginning in 2003, with just 50 children, we now invite over 600 children from 30 local child and family services organizations to attend a performance of the Nutcracker, at no charge to them. Transportation and other assistance are provided by BTC and with the help of financial donors. For many of these children this is often their first experience attending a live, professional, theatrical production. These children have the opportunity to experience the arts and also learn valuable lessons with respect to behavior. Prior to attending the Nutcracker, these children learn about proper etiquette for attending any live performance and are very excited to use their new skills. The excitement during this wonderful evening is truly magical.