Dance Arts Theatre of Greenville,along with our grand sponsors, Winslow’s Tavern and the Center for Scoliosis and Spinal Surgery presents The Nutcracker Ballet accompanied by the Eastern Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, December 8th at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, December 9th at 2pm at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University. Tickets are $28 for students and $32 for adults; as of November 5th, tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-ECU-ARTS or(252) 328-4788.
Dance Arts Theatre will once again be collaborating with Children’s Miracle Network and proceeds from the performance will benefit Vidant Children’s Hospital.
Clara, Herr Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince, and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy all take the stage bringing Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet to life in three performances to benefit the children of eastern North Carolina.
This spectacular production by Dance Arts Theatre of Greenville joins professional dancers from Carolina Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, and young members of the community with the Eastern Symphony, under the direction of Jorge Richter.
Sherryl Tipton, Artistic Director of Dance Arts Theatre, has coordinated three masterful performances which offer children and their families a magical journey to a place where toy soldiers come to life and the Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes a young girl to the land of candy and sweets.
Since 2001, Dance Arts Theatre has raised thousands of dollars for the Vidant Children’s Hospital, having achieved the status of Distinguished Donor. For the twelfth straight year, proceeds will go directly to The Children’s Miracle Network to benefit programs and services for the Children’s Hospital and the 29 counties the hospital serves.
Historically, both matinee and evening performances sell out quickly.
Enjoy the magic of the season with family and friends, and you too will believe that Christmas trees really grow and toy soldiers do come to life.