Nutcracker Ballet - Danville (VA)

The Historic North Theatre

*Note time change

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 8:00 pm
T: 434.793.7469

Announcing Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour in the Danville!

Experience Moscow Ballet’s Dove of Peace Tour  presenting world class ballerinas and danseurs in over 100 cities across North America this holiday season. CNN spoke with Producer Akiva Talmi about the ballet’s unique Dove of Peace character which was inspired by Bolshoi Principal Artists’ performance in NYC in 1957, and first presented by Moscow Ballet as a single ballerina costumed in 2 lightly feathered wings. Talmisays, “Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world, and she finds peace and harmony through love.” In Act II Masha and her Nutcracker Prince arrive in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” (traditionally called the Land of Sweets) and celebrate the great heritages of the world including African, Asian, European, Hispanic and Slavic.

About the Historic North Performing Arts Center

The Historic North Theatre Performing Arts Center originally opened in August of 1947 as Danville’s finest movie and vaudeville house. It remained open until 1976 before being turned into an auction house, a number of different churches and Carolyn’s House of Flower. It was beautifully renovated and reopened in 2005, but unfortunately closed again in 2010. Celebrity magician, Wayne Alan, now owns the theatre and books top celebrity touring concerts and shows to perform in the historic theatre. The 500-seat theatre is both a Danville landmark and a tourist attraction. The theatre aims to entertain, amaze, uplift and inspire its audiences through live family-friendly shows, productions, concerts and classic films which produce a theatrical sense of wonder designed to bring a smile to the face and heart of its audience members. Find directions to the theatre here.