Many people love to see the ballet, The Nutcracker, during the Christmas season, and the Charlotte area affords several chances to do so.
Performances are presented by youth and adult groups, and include both traditional presentations and innovative interpretations, including a Hip Hop take on the classic story and even an aerial dance version.
Here are a few choices. Know of others? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.
This list has been updated for 2019.
Scroll down for a 50% offer for Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker!
The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Enjoy larger than life puppets, nesting dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes.
Clara’s Trip: A Nutcracker Story, by Caroline Calouche & Company
December 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd
Booth Playhouse, 130 North Tryon Street
Tickets: $27 to $45
Caroline Calouche tells the story through aerial and contemporary dance. Clara LeBlanc trips at a holiday party and is whisked off to the hospital to learn that her ankle is broken. That night her friends and get-well gifts swirl in her dreams.
Performances from December 6th to 23rd, 2019
Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon Street
Tickets start at $25.
Complete with choreography by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and music from the Charlotte Symphony.
Special offer: Use the promo code GINGER1920 through November 15th for 50% off evening performances on December 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th and 15th. Not valid for price zone 4-5.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 1st, 2019
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon Street
Tickets start at $19.99
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.
Charlotte Youth Ballet
December 6th to 8th, 2019
Halton Theater, CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Avenue.
Tickets start at $25 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and children, with special $14 pricing for Girl Scouts.
The Charlotte Youth Ballet brings to the stage its 37th annual holiday classic production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker by Matthews Ballet
Performances from November 24th and 25th, and December 1st and 2nd
Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street, Matthews
$7 for adults, $5 for children
Piedmont Dance Theatre
December 13th and 14th, 2019 in Kannapolis
December 21st and 22nd in Salisbury
The Salisbury performances will feature the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.
Gaston Dance Theatre
December 6th to 8th, 2019
Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Performing Arts Center at Gaston Day School
2001 Gaston Day School Road
Ticket prices TBA