Appalachian Ballet presents The Nutcracker

502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804

981-8590

  • Date(s): December 8, 2017 to December 9, 2017
  • Event Times: Friday - 7:30 PM, Saturday 3 PM
  • Price: $25-$40, Day of Show $30-$45
  • Location: Clayton Center for the Arts

The Appalachian Ballet Company is the resident dance company of the Clayton Center for the Arts.  ABC is East Tennessee’s premier classical performing company that makes its home at Van Metre School of Dance in Maryville, Tennessee.  Chartered in 1972, ABC’s talented company of dancers performs an annual three-program season, providing the region with the highest quality dance performances.

The Appalachian Ballet Company will present the annual holiday tradition - The Nutcracker in their 46th anniversary season. The production features live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. The Appalachian Ballet Company will present four public shows December 2nd at 7:30 pm & December 3rd at 3 pm at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium AND December 8th at 7:30 pm and December 9th at 3 pm at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville.  Two school matinees (includes K-8 curriculum guide covering common core standards) will be presented at 10 am at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st. 

Dancing the role of the Nutcracker Prince will be dancer David Ward who trained at English National Ballet School and most recently danced with Ballet Met in Ohio. This international guest artist will be partnering ballerina Laura Morton, the Sugarplum Fairy, formerly with The Atlanta Ballet. This year’s production will include several new pieces of choreography featuring guests artists Addison Ector from  Complexions, a New York based dance company, as the Snow King and Jeff Wolfe as Herr Drosselmeyer. Owen Scarlett from Chicago will dance the role of the Arabian Prince. New sets, props and costumes will bring the charming and spellbinding production to life. 

 

For over 100 years, this classic story has proven to be a favorite, enchanting audiences of all ages. Come see the magic with lavish scenery, glorious tutus, soldiers, snowflakes and sugar plums at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium or The Clayton Center for the Arts – the first and second weekend of December. For tickets; appalachianballet.com, Ticketmaster or Clayton Center for the Arts at 981-8590   


Appalachian Ballet presents The Nutcracker
  • Clayton Center for the Arts
  • $25-$40, Day of Show $30-$45