Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet
The beloved family tradition is back: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet! Gather your loved ones for the warm-glow-nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration. Experience the extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists performing at the peak of classical European Ballet. Be transported by the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger than life puppets and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes. Don’t miss this chance to experience the wonder of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet. Get tickets now!
The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville
Welcome to the home of NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in Charlottesville: The Paramount Theater! The Paramount Theater, originally a movie palace that opened in 1931, once hosted films, war bond drives, fashion shows, cartoons for kids, and musical artists, before closing its doors in 1974. Thanks to the diligence of those in the greater Charlottesville region, the theater was saved from threats of demolition, instead undergoing renovations before reopening in 2004. It now presents a variety of arts, education, and entertainment events, such as London’s National Theatre, The Lyric Opera Virginia, comedians, musicians, and more.
Charlottesville Partner Ballet Studio: BalletSchool
Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing along side the full international professional cast are local Charlottesville children from BalletSchool. BalletSchool was founded in 1997 and provides ballet classes with professional instruction. The emphasis is on proper technique and performance style in accordance with each student’s stage of development. The method caters to any student – whether considering dance as a career or just for enjoyment. Subjects included in each class level are ballet, character and free-movement. The studio also offers HipHop, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary and Tap classes for all ages. In order to promote a healthy mind and body, the studio provides a positive environment for all dancers to enjoy and reach his or her highest potential.
“What a magnificent show! We’ve attended several different performances of the nutcracker in the past. This show puts all of them to shame! We plan on making this a regular holiday event for our family! Thank you for such a great holiday experience!!”
“Loved the nutcracker production. Costumes were beautiful and dancers as usual did not disappoint. Great family holiday experience”
“Commitment to the theme of Love and Peace”
“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014