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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) production of “The Nutcracker” is an eagerly anticipated Winston-Salem holiday tradition. During a “normal” year, this professional-caliber production of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous “The Nutcracker” ballet draws around 10,000 people to the streets of downtown and to UNCSA’s Stevens Center during its ten-show run.
How To Attend This Year
After a year of at-home viewing due to COVID-19, the event is back in person this year at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The event takes place December 10-18, 2021. More information about how to book your seat will be available soon.
A First-Rate Production
Stunning sets, exquisite costumes, phenomenal dancing and special effects make this a top-notch production and a favorite of families and lovers of the arts. Audiences are dazzled by falling snow, rolling fog, and an enormous expanding fiber optic Christmas tree.
UNCSA’s production is the only “The Nutcracker” performance in the Triad to be accompanied by a live orchestra (even virtually!). Jared Redick, Interim Dean of Dance, will serve as the production’s Director. This new show will be choreographed by Ilya Kozadayev, conducted by Jiannan Cheng, and narrated by Rosemary Harris, an award winning actress.
Virtual Performance Dates
Join the Nutcracker Prince, Clara, the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy for this holiday classic! The performance schedule for the UNCSA production of “The Nutcracker” is December 10-18, 2021.
In normal years (TBD for 2021), there is a FREE ticket kick-off event in late September that is held at the Stevens Center. It features children’s activities, crafts, face painting and photo opportunities with characters from “The Nutcracker.” During the event, tickets may be purchased at a discount. Prizes are commonly awarded to lucky attendees, including free tickets for early comers and even a backstage tour on the evening of the winner’s chosen performance.
Ticket prices have not been announced yet for the streaming event. Tickets will go on sale soon for season ticket holders. Stay tuned for more details on how to order general tickets for this exciting event for the whole family.
For more information visit www.uncsa.edu/nutcracker or call the Box Office at 336-721-1945.
UNCSA’s Stevens Center
405 W. Fourth Street
Downtown Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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