You have several options for enjoying The Nutcracker the 2018 holiday season in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area, from Carolina Ballet’s production, to a performance on ice, to youth ballet, a hip hop rendition, a re-imagined version with a Durham twist, and even a performance by the spectacular Moscow Ballet. Read on for discounted tickets to Carolina Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” as well as information on 10 other productions.
Some of these performances have taken place since the original publication of the list, but some are still to come, so please read on to learn about all of them.
Carolina Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
December 1-2: UNC Memorial Hall
December 14-23: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
December 29-30: DPAC
Tickets vary in price, starting around $47.
Carolina Ballet’s production features the North Carolina Symphony.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Great Russian Nutcracker
December 11 – December 13
Carolina Theatre, 309 W Morgan St, Durham
Tickets start at $28
Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists, Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes.
Walltown Children’s Theatre’s The Durham Nutcracker
November 30th through December 2nd
Durham Arts Council PSI Theatre, 120 Morris Street, Durham
Tickets: $10 to $40
More information on Durham Nutcracker
Buy tickets here.
Experience a musical re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker — a refreshing twist on this holiday classic. With a highly diverse cast, this adaptation tells the story of two rival dancers competing for the part of Clara. Promoting tolerance and inclusion, this show is sure to appeal to a new generation of audiences and provide fun for the whole family.
Hip Hop Nutcracker
Hip Hop Nutcracker
Thursday, December 20th, 7:30 p.m.
DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham
Tickets start at $35
A holiday mash-up for the entire family with emcee Kurtis Blow, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a fourth national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours.
International Ballet Academy Presents The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 8th, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
FREE Sensory-friendly performance for families with special needs Sunday, December 9th, 1 p.m.
1500 N. Harrison Avenue, Cary
Tickets $15-$20 (with Sunday’s performance free)
No ticket required for Sunday’s performance.
Cary’s full-length Nutcracker, with the Triangle’s only sensory-friendly performance.
Nutcracker on Ice
Friday, December 14th, 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 12 p.m.
Orange County Sportsplex, 101 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough
Call 919-644-0339 for information.
Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s Nutcracker
Friday, December 14th, 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 11 a.m.
Saturday, December 15th, 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 16th, 1 p.m.
Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham
$30 Price Level 1
$25 Price Level 2
$15 Youth (10 & under)
Cary Ballet’s Nutcracker
Cary Ballet Company’s Nutcracker
The Nutcracker: $23-$25
December, 14, 7:00 pm
December 15, 2:00 & 7:00 pm
December 16, 2:30 p.m. & 6 p.m.
The Nutcracker Suite (condensed for younger audiences): $12
December 14, 11:00 am
December 15, 11:00 am
Nutcracker Ballerina Tea (tickets sold separately by Town of Cary): $10
December 15, 11:00 am – noon
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, 919-469-4069
Triangle Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker
Chapel Hill High School: December 1 at 7 p.m., December 2 at 2 p.m.
Carolina Theatre, Durham: December 8 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Buy tickets ($10 to $27) for the Chapel Hill shows.
Buy tickets ($15 to $27) for the Durham Shows.
Jill M. Taylor Dance Company’s Nutcracker
Saturday, December 15, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh
$15-$17 in advance
$18-$20 at a the door
City Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 14 and 15
Stewart Theatre at NC State, 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh
Tickets: $15, $25, $30
Buy tickets here.
City Ballet Raleigh has been presenting Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” for more than 25 years.
Infinity Ballet: Dances of the Nutcracker
November 30 – December 2
Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem Street, Apex
More information on Infinity Ballet’s Dances of the Nutcracker