The Nutcracker brings magic to the Holidays for the 50th year!
Get ready for visions of sugar plums, a mouse king and a sparkling snow scene, as The Appalachian Ballet Company proudly announces its 50th Anniversary of The Nutcracker.
The lavish production will be presented on December 4th and 5th at The Knoxville Civic Auditorium. The evening performances are accompanied with live music by The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. The company will also perform for East Tennessee area school children in a morning matinee on December 3rd.
The beloved ballet tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful Mouse King before embarking on a wondrous journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Annamae Sterling will dance the role of Clara.
Young and old alike will experience the many special effects, including the Christmas tree that “grows” and the "snow" falling during the snow scene.