Since 1980, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts has brightened the holiday season for years through its staging of the classic “The Nutcracker.” The Board of Directors and artistic staff have endeavored to make our production unique, through major investments in sets, costumes, choreography, lighting and guest artists. Accordingly, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts “The Nutcracker” has afforded young dancers the unique opportunity to perform on the Stanley World Stage in front of large audiences every holiday season.
Faced with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors along with our Artistic Director, has had to make the painful decision to cancel “The Nutcracker” for 2020. Multiple factors were considered in coming to this conclusion. To perform “The Nutcracker” under the state protocols and health considerations would do a disservice to our patrons, and, more importantly, our young dancers.
The Board is presently planning for a Spring Production of Cinderella. We are still offering our Arts Integration Program virtually to school districts. We expect to come back strong in the 2021 holiday season with our 40th production of “The Nutcracker” that will live up to the high standards of Mohawk Valley Performing Arts.
Lisa Burline Roser
President, Mohawk Valley Performing Arts