“The Nutcracker” box office kick-off event is Saturday, Sept. 30

The countdown has begun to one of the most cherished holiday traditions in the Triad: the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ (UNCSA) production of “The Nutcracker.” The box office opening kick-off event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

Featuring refreshments from Dewey’s Bakery and family-friendly entertainment, “The Nutcracker” box office opening is a special “insiders’ opportunity” to purchase discounted tickets for the best seats in the house. The first 25 ticket purchasers at the box office opening will receive special “Nutcracker” prizes. One lucky person will receive a private backstage tour on the night of their chosen “Nutcracker” performance from UNCSA School of Dance Dean Susan Jaffe, longtime principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

Snow Queen and King (2016)

Snow Queen and King, 2016

Those who purchase tickets at the box office opening kick-off event will receive a $5 discount on each ticket. The discount is limited to four tickets per person and cannot be combined with any other discount.  

The kick-off event at the Stevens Center will feature a variety of FREE fun activities for the whole family including holiday refreshments, face painting, children’s crafts, and a chance to have photos taken with characters from “The Nutcracker.” Remember to bring your cameras and smart phones so you can get a jumpstart on your holiday cards!

Tickets for the 2017 production of “The Nutcracker” officially go on sale to the public on Monday, Oct. 2, at the Stevens Center box office, by phone at 336-721-1945 or online.

The full performance schedule for “The Nutcracker” is: Dec. 8, 9 and 13-16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Nutcracker and Mouse King (2016)

Nutcracker and Mouse King, 2016

UNCSA’s heralded ballet has received rave reviews from critics and enthusiastic audiences alike since the reimagined production debuted in 2009 under the direction of Ethan Stiefel, former Dean of the UNCSA School of Dance and former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. “The Nutcracker” will be directed by UNCSA School of Dance Assistant Dean Jared Redick and conducted by UNCSA School of Music Dean Brian Cole. Tchaikovsky’s beloved music will be performed by the UNCSA Nutcracker Orchestra.

by Capture Public Relations & Marketing

September 14, 2017