Penn Ballet’s Nutcracker Holds Steady

“Though houses at the Academy of Music ran at 70 percent sold, the same as last year, the number of performances was down by three, and Nutcracker income crucial to the company fell by about 4 percent. Last month, the ballet performed its Tchaikovsky-Balanchine classic 25 times, generating revenue of $1,940,000, down from last year’s $2,015,070. About 38,000 paying listener-viewers experienced The Nutcracker this season, down from 40,500 last season.”