This weekend brings two opportunities to see local talent in action with Christmas Attitudes in Penn Yan for two performances Saturday and The Nutcracker Ballet Friday night and Saturday afternoon in Dundee. 

Christmas Attitudes

Not many Christmas plays are funny. This one is—rather, these are.

Christmas Attitudes is made up of seven skits, from two to 20 minutes long. As its title implies, Christmas Attitudes shows us how people think about Christmas.

Showcasing nine of the area’s most talented youth actors, Christmas Attitudes includes scenes with store-front mannequins coming to life, a very pesky coin machine, and a final scene that follows the “day in the life of an Xmas present.” The youth production is directed by PYTCo Co-President Dusty Baker.

The show will be held at The Keuka Candy Emporium on Main Street in Penn Yan Dec. 14.  The  two showings will be at 2 and 6 p.m.  General admission tickets cost $8, or if you’re interested in a double-feature, you can save and see both performances for $15. Tickets are limited and available online at or at the door the day of the show.

The Nutcracker

A cast of 22 dancers ages 7 and up will perform The Nutcracker Ballet at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Dundee Central School Auditorium, 55 Water St., Dundee. Tickets are $8 for general admission and children 5 and under are admitted free