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Nashville, TN Cast

The deadline for discounted Friends and Family ticketing has arrived and the portal is closed for this performance, but there are still great seats available from the venue! 

If you need 10 or more tickets, please reach out to groups@nutcracker.com

If you need ADA seating or have special requirements or requests, please reach out to groups@nutcracker.com and we will be happy to help if we can. Please note that not all requests can be guaranteed. Get your tickets now!

Experience NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet

2023 Season

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 Theater

The Ryman at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

FAQ For Friends and Family Tickets

Do we get special seats this year?

Seats have been held for the Friends and Family of children in the show. Your ticket orders will be pulled from those areas.

How should we buy those tickets?

After the local audition, Friends and Family will receive an email with a special link for the show. This year, please buy directly online with the special link sent to you.

After I buy, when will we get the tickets?

As in past years, this process can take a bit of time. It can take up to a month, but don’t worry because those tickets are held just for you! If you have questions, please email [email protected] and our team will assist you.

Can I give my friends this special link?

Yes! you may share that link with anyone who wants to see your child dance!

Do we get a discount like in past years?

Yes!  There is a 23% discount built into your special link!

I’m not sure what performance time my child will be cast in. Can I buy the tickets now and get moved to another show if needed?

Please wait to purchase until you know which showtime your child will perform.  We cannot move seats once they have been confirmed.

Partner Studio

Nashville Partner Ballet Studio: Dance South Performing Arts

Nutcracker wouldn’t be Nutcracker without the local Children’s cast! Dancing alongside the full international professional cast are local Nashville children from Dance South Performing Arts.  Dance South Performing Arts is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough nine-level program that combines high-quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. We are the only certified studio in Robertson, Sumner, and North Davidson County. Pre-Primary through Level 5 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Tiffany Payton and Pre-Primary through Level 3 by Rachel Flores. Both have successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT ® National Training Curriculum.

Offering classes in classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical/modern, hiphop, and tumbling, Dance South focuses strongly on technique. Knowing that performance technique is also crucial to a dancer’s education, Dance South encourages students to further his or her training through performance opportunities made available throughout the year.

The Company is Dance South’s Youth Dance Ensemble.  This group represents Dance South as ambassadors for the cultural and performing arts, by promoting dance within the community.  They have been invited to perform for Walt Disney World Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Celebration Dance Festival, Jazz on Tap Dance Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, Dance for the Cure, Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and fund-raising events for the American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Awareness Group. Seeing a need to further promote the arts in our public schools, Dance South’s Company works closely with the Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet visiting the local elementary and middle schools at Christmas and/or National Dance Week for performances and lectures. Dance South Company has joined the Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet to present “mini versions” of full length ballets, “Peter Pan,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Serenade,” “Who Cares,” “Rhapsody in Blue,” and “The Sleeping Beauty.”

 Dance South is the official training school for the Middle Tennessee Youth Ballet, a 501c(3) dance organization and scholarship program for student dancers.

“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”
CNN News

“Technically supreme dancing, dazzling... authentically opulent...”
Calgary Herald

“Technical prowess was…truly “great”...whimsical sets and giant animal stick puppets and colorful costumes… stellar Arabian Variation… breathtaking!”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2014

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