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2017-2018 The Nutcracker

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Charlotte Youth Ballet

Charlotte Youth Ballet Announces Tchaikovsky's Classic "The Nutcracker"

The Nutcracker

Original Production and choreography by Gay Porter and Bridget Porter Young, blending internationally-renown professional principles with local youth dancers for imaginative, family-friendly production.

Charlotte, NC –The Charlotte Youth Ballet (CYB) today announced it will again present Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday production “The Nutcracker.” Performances will be December 1st—3rd. This will mark the 36th season of the non-profit regional ballet company’s presentation of this holiday classic.

Featuring more than 100 dancers, the production is a blend of international guest artists and regional youth dancers, creating a magical performance. While true to the classic production, this choreography also offers unique twists to the fairytale that will delight and astound audiences of all ages. Following the show, audience members will have the opportunity to get autographs from dancers as well as have photographs made with performers including, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Nutcracker Prince, Clara and more.

Performances are Friday, December 1st at 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 2nd at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm; and Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 pm. Special preview performances for students and seniors are at 9:30 am and 11:30 am on Friday December 1st. All shows are at the Dale F. Halton Theater on the CPCC main campus. Parking is free. Preview performance tickets are $10. All other performances are $20-$30. For ticket information visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the Halton Box Office at 704-330-6534. For more information on The Nutcracker, visit www.charlotteyouthballet.org.

The Charlotte Youth Ballet is a regional ballet company dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of classical ballet, empowering youth through the art of dance, and connecting aspiring youth dancers with professional dancers in high-quality productions for Charlotte and surrounding communities.

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