By Guest Blogger Jennifer Gentry

For one spectacular performance only, Greensboro Ballet is pleased to present their “Gala Nutcracker” evening on December 16th at 7:30pm at the Carolina Theatre. This one-night-only event features special guest artists, Megan LeCrone & Andrew Veyette, performing as the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy & her dashing Cavalier. Both guest artists are dancers with the New York City Ballet!

Immediately following this performance, there is a Gala Nutcracker event with a special meet and greet with their spectacular guest artists. Enjoy champagne and sugarplums, live musical entertainment and more right on the magical stage inside our The Kingdom of the Sweets set! This event is open for children (the Ballet suggests 11 & up) and child-appropriate snacks and drinks will also be available. Gala Nutcracker event tickets are sold separately.

Other “Nutcracker” performances will be December 9, 10 & 17 at 3pm and December 16 at 2pm. Swirling snowflakes, giant mice, dolls that come to life and sweets from around the world are just some of the characters you’ll experience as you join Clara on her magical adventure! This beloved story ballet, housed in the beautiful and historic Carolina Theatre, SOLD OUT two shows last year, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Greensboro Ballet is also offering its popular “Tea with Clara” events for children and their parents on Dec. 9 & 10 at 1:45pm in the Renaissance Room of the Carolina Theatre. Dine on delicious tea and sweet treats. Mingle with Clara’s friends from the ballet. Learn Clara’s lullaby dance and take home a unique and playful treat bag with craft. Of course, our host Clara will make an appearance, so be sure to bring your camera for photos and autographs. These events also SOLD OUT early last year, so don’t delay getting your tickets.

For young children, ages 3-7, Greensboro Ballet also offers their “Nutcracker Fantasy Camp” on December 7 & 8 from 4-6pm. Your child will be fully immersed in the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season with this camp that’s more of an experience than a simple camp. Come for dance class and crafts at our Greensboro Ballet studios, then child & parent will see a sparkling performance of Greensboro Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” and have tea/sweets while you visit with Clara and her friends at their fun and beautiful “Tea with Clara” event.

Greensboro Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” was nominated as one of the top three Triad Mom’s on Main 2017 “Favorite Triad Family Event!”

Click here for more information about Greensboro Ballet’s Gala Nutcracker, The Nutcracker, Tea with Clara, and Nutcracker Fantasy Camp.



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