After a season of streaming, The Nutcracker is back live and in person in the Triangle. There will be several productions, with performers ranging from students to professionals.
Some of these productions have completed, but there are several chances in late December to see The Nutcracker in the Triangle.
We are putting together a huge list of holiday events in the Triangle, including parades, festivals, markets, Santa visits, and more. Check out our growing day by day list of holiday events in the Triangle!
Carolina Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
Carolina Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker December 10th to 23rd, 2022, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and DPAC. Ticket prices vary.
Jill M. Taylor Dance Company’s Nutcracker
Jill M. Taylor Dance Company produces a traditional, full-length production of The Nutcracker. It takes place Saturday, December 10th, 2022, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina. Tickets are $20 to $22. Purchase here.
The Durham Nutcracker
This production by Walltown Children’s Theatre is a musical re-imagined production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. In addition to the traditional journeys of Clara and the nutcracker prince through the lands of snow and sweets, WCT’s “The Durham Nutcracker”, boasting a highly diverse cast, tells the behind-the scenes story of Sara Love, a young dancer facing challenges both in and out of the dance studio. The performances take place December 2nd to 4th, and 9th to 11th, 2022, at Walltown Children’s Theatre, 1225 Berkeley Street, Durham. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children ages 10 and under.
Hip Hop Nutcracker
Hip Hop Nutcracker is a holiday mash-up, featuring a reimagined version of the classic, hip hop dance, a DJ, and more. It will be at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) on December 23rd, 2022. Tickets are $35 and up.
Cary Ballet’s Nutcracker
Cary Ballet Company is presenting The Nutcracker on December 3rd, 2022, at Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts in Raleigh and December 16th to 18th at Cary Arts Center. There is both a full show and a mini show. Ticket prices vary.
Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet
Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet features world class performances, artists, designers and choreographers. It will be at Carolina Theatre in Durham on Thursday, December 15th, 2022. Ticket prices vary.
Nutcracker With a Twist
DanceArt Studio is presenting Nutcracker with a Twist on Sunday, December 4th, 2022, at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. This production celebrates traditional ballet but also incorporates all styles of dance. Tickets are $18.
More Holiday Events in the Triangle
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