The Nutcracker

Experience the lush score, vivid sets and costumes, and extraordinary performances that have made UNCSA’s “The Nutcracker” a cherished holiday tradition. “The Nutcracker” is performed at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem each December.

Hailed as “nothing short of perfection” by Classical Voice of North Carolina, the production is “a feast for the eyes and ears from start to finish,” lauds the Winston-Salem Journal. Featuring the largest Nutcracker orchestra in the Triad!

“The Nutcracker”

Directed by: Jared Redick, Assistant Dean of Ballet
Original Staging and Direction by: Ethan Stiefel
Conducted by: Brian Cole, Dean of the School of Music
Tchaikovsky’s music performed by: The UNCSA Nutcracker Orchestra
Guest Dancers: Yuan Yuan Tan and Jaime Garcia Castilla (12/13 and 12/14 only)

IMPORTANT: Leave home early to arrive in time for “The Nutcracker” at the Stevens Center. Due to anticipated traffic and construction delays downtown, these events may affect your travel plans downtown:

  • Repair work to the roof of the Stevens Center has necessitated scaffolding with planking underneath the center’s Plexiglas canopy. The scaffolding may slow down traffic on our sidewalk.

  • On Business 40, the inner eastbound and westbound lanes underneath Peters Creek Parkway will be closed 24 hours a day for construction of bridge supports in the median. Significant backups are anticipated, so consider taking another route if possible.

  • In addition, drivers also will be encountering lane and ramp closures at night on U.S. 52 and Interstate 40 as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.

  • The surface lot at Fourth and Spruce—a prime parking area for the Stevens Center—is no longer available due to renovation of the GMAC building. In addition to on-street parking, off-street parking is available at the city’s Cherry/Marshall Parking Deck.

2017 Performances