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The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet

On The Nutcracker

Look around the audience at this performance and you will see many young people who are experiencing The Nutcracker for the very first time. It?s a magical production filled with famous classical music, ballet, bejeweled costumes, spectacular sets and mischievous mice! The Nutcracker is the first… Read More >

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker in a “New” Venue

by Kate Dobbs Ariail
I suppose that if I should live to be 100 and watch the Nutcracker every year, it might eventually pall on me. But as things stand now, the Carolina Ballet’s annual production remains a delectable treat, and the company’s exhortations to make it a holiday tradition… Read More >

Carolina Ballet’s classic ‘Nutcracker’ is slightly muddled, yet still satisfying

By Deborah Strange | The Daily Tar Heel
Updated: 12/05/11 11:59pm
Though “The Nutcracker” was first performed in St. Petersburg in 1892, the Carolina Ballet has kept the holiday favorite interesting more than a century later.
This weekend’s performance at Memorial Hall balanced the classic and… Read More >

Carolina Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ updated with magic tricks

By Deborah Strange | The Daily Tar Heel
Updated: 12/05/11 12:36am
Since the Carolina Ballet began presenting “The Nutcracker” in 2001, the performances have, for the most part, stayed the same.
But the ballet’s Artistic Director Robert Weiss wanted to make the show more exciting, especially for… Read More >

Review: Carolina Ballet wows with ‘Balanchine Rarities’

A song in “A Chorus Line” says, “Everything is beautiful at the ballet.” The proof of that sentiment was borne out in the pure joy, vivid emotion and soothing serenity of Thursday’s Carolina Ballet program.
Its title,… Read More >