The Nutcracker Celebrates its 50th Season!



It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays! Decorations are popping up around town, people are making their lists and checking them twice and the UNC School of the Arts is hard at work on the most cherished of local holiday events: The Nutcracker! Presented by First Tennessee Bank and celebrating its 50th season, the 2015 production of The Nutcracker remains one of the most-anticipated and most magical holiday traditions in the Triad.

The UNC School of the Arts acclaimed production of The Nutcracker will offer nine performances only, on December 12th–20th at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. The heralded ballet has received rave reviews from critics and enthusiastic audiences since the 2009 reimagining of the production by former Dean of the UNC School of the Arts’ School of Dance, Ethan Stiefel. This year, Stiefel is returning to add even more magic with additional fresh choreography for the opening scene!

Featured guest artists for 2015 will be renowned dancers Sofiane Sylve and Tiit Helimets, both Principal Dancers with the San Francisco Ballet, who will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince at the performances on December 16th and 17th at 7:30 p.m. The full performance schedule for the UNCSA production of The Nutcracker is: Dec. 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th at 2 p.m.

For the best deal in town, take advantage of the great prices on The Nutcracker “Family Four Pack” for the evening performances on Thursday and Friday, December 17th and 18th. The “Family Four Pack” offer is subject to availability. Family Four Pack tickets are only $130 for Orchestra Side/Front Balcony and $95 for Center Balcony.

Tickets for the 2015 production of The Nutcracker are now on sale to the public at the Stevens Center box office, online, or by phone. For more information, please visit uncsaevents.com. Don’t wait until it’s too late: Be sure to purchase your tickets today for The Nutcracker!


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