2018 “Nutcracker” box office opening kick-off event is Saturday, Sept. 22

The countdown begins soon to one of the Triad’s most cherished holiday traditions—the University of North Carolina School of the Arts production of “The Nutcracker.” The annual box office opening kick-off event for “The Nutcracker” will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth St. in downtown Winston-Salem.

Featuring refreshments and family-friendly entertainment, the box office opening is a special “insider’s opportunity” to purchase discounted tickets and claim the best seats in the house. The first 25 ticket purchasers at the box office opening will receive special prizes, and one lucky person will receive a private backstage tour at “The Nutcracker.”

Those who purchase tickets at the box office opening kick-off event will receive a $5 discount off 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 refreshments, face painting, balloon animals, children’s crafts, free car magnets while supplies last, and a chance to have photos taken with characters from “The Nutcracker.” Bring your cameras and smart phones–this is the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday cards!

In conjunction with the box office opening, the UNC School of the Arts proudly welcomes Wells Fargo as presenting sponsor of “The Nutcracker.”

“Our annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’ showcases some of the finest talents at UNCSA and engages a broad spectrum of our community with beautiful music, superb performances and excellent stagecraft,” said UNCSA Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications Claire Machamer. “We are honored to be supported by one of the leading financial institutions in America through our partnership with Wells Fargo.”

Tickets for the 2018 production of “The Nutcracker” officially go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Stevens Center box office and online.

The full performance schedule for the UNCSA production of “The Nutcracker” is: Dec. 7, 8, and 12-15 at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices (not including $5 presale event discount) are: Prime Orchestra, $83; Orchestra Center, $61 for adults and $40 for children 13 and under; Orchestra Sides and Front Balcony, $51 for adults and $35 for children 13 and under; Center Balcony, $38 for adults and $28 for children 13 and under; Rear Balcony, $29 for adults and $24 for children 13 and under. Ticket prices include a 6.75 percent North Carolina entertainment sales tax and box office processing fee.

by Capture Public Relations

September 11, 2018