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The Nutcracker 2013

Presented by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Directed by Ethan Stiefel

Artistic Director, Royal New Zealand Ballet

Musical Direction by Charles Barker

Principal Conductor, American Ballet Theatre

Tchaikovsky’s music performed by The UNCSA Nutcracker Orchestra

Ethan Stiefel’s brilliant interpretation of a classic returns to the Stevens Center this festive season. Don’t miss this production of “enormous power and artistic excellence” (Yes! Weekly) that “enchants and enthralls… sweep[ing] us into a spell” (Winston-Salem Journal).

UNCSA’s production is the only Nutcracker in the Triad to be performed to a live orchestra, this year under the direction of Charles Barker, Principal Conductor, American Ballet Theatre. Experience Tchaikovsky’s lush score, vivid sets and costumes, and the extraordinary performances that have made UNCSA’s Nutcracker a holiday tradition!

Douglas Gawriljuk, a former faculty member of the UNCSA School of Dance who now teaches dance in West Palm Beach, Fla., will return to supervise the 2013 production of
The Nutcracker.


Friday, Dec.13 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.


UNCSA's Stevens Center

405 West Fourth Street, Downtown Winston-Salem



Featured guest artists for 2013 include renowned dancers Gillian Murphy (American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and a UNCSA alumna) and Gonzalo Garcia (Principal, New York City Ballet) who will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier Prince at the performances on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m.



*There will be a Special Opening Night Post-Concert Reception on Friday, December 13. Those who purchase a $100 Prime Orchestra ticket will have a chance to mix and mingle with Gillian Murphy, Gonzalo Garcia and other Nutcracker performers after the show on the 10th floor of the Stevens Center. A great chance to enjoy some cocoa, coffee and delicious Nutcracker sweets and chat with some of the dancers!




SPECIAL EVENT PRICING: Tickets from $20! Call the Box Office at 336-721-1945 or click on Box Office at left to buy tickets now!

Ticket prices (not including $5 presale event discount) are: Prime Orchestra, $75; Orchestra Center, $50-$55 for adults and $35-$38 for children 13 and under; Orchestra Sides and Front Balcony, $45 for adults and $30 for children 13 and under; Center Balcony, $33 for adults and $24 for children 13 and under; Rear Balcony, $25 for adults and $20 for children 13 and under.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount ticket (except Prime Orchestra). This may not be combined with any other offer.Please note that ArtsCards cannot be used for Nutcracker.

GREAT DEAL: “Family 4-Pack!” Subject to availability (for two adults and two children) Dec. 19 and 20 only: $130 Orchestra Side/Front Balcony or $95 Center Balcony.

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The Nutcracker is a collaborative effort of three UNCSA schools.  Proceeds will benefit the scholarship programs of the schools of Dance, Design & Production, and Music.

“Like” the UNCSA Nutcracker page on Facebook and get the inside scoop on all the exciting things surrounding this year's Nutcracker

Visitors to Winston-Salem:

When you're in town for The Nutcracker, please be sure to consider our Nutcracker sponsor, The Historic Brookstown Inn, conveniently located near downtown and the Stevens Center!




* The Nutcracker Features Dance Superstars Gillian Murphy and Gonzalo Garcia on December 13 and 19

*Fox 8, Sept. 26, 2013:

School of the Arts to host Box Office Kickoff Event for Nutcracker

* 2013 Nutcracker Box Office Opening Kick Off Event is Sept. 28!




                                                                                                          Photos by Rosalie O'Connor