Winslett, after Petipa / Tchaikovsky
December 14 - 23, 2012
"Perfect...In my dream version of America, every state has a Nutcracker this good" (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett's staging of The Nutcracker is full of whimsy, sparkling with dancing that delights, and vivid sets and costumes that transport the audience to the world of Clara's dreams. With 13 performances in the grand Carpenter Theatre, there's a magical Nutcracker moment for everyone.
Share the fun of the Mouse King, the Chinese Dragon, the Russian Bear and more with everyone on your gift giving list.
The Nutcracker is performed in the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage.
This performance will run approximately two and a half hours.
Purchase tickets here.
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Clara's Tea Party*
December 15, 21 & 22, 2012
Join Clara and her friends for a special occasion after select matinee performances of The Nutcracker! Set in CenterStage's festive Rhythm Hall, guests will enjoy meeting their favorite characters from the Kingdom of Sweets along with an elegant seated tea and tasty sweets accompanied by live piano. This intimate family event is an experience not to be missed. This year's tea parties are scheduled for:
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 4pm
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 4pm
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 4pm
*this is a separate ticketed event
Clara's Tea Party takes place in Rhythm Hall at Richmond CenterStage.
Purchase tickets here.
Sponsored by Franklin Federal Savings Bank
As told by the Sugar Plum Fairy
Richmond Ballet is proud to announce for the first time its very own book, The Nutcracker, as told by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Valerie Tellmann, company dancer, tells the story of the Richmond Ballet production and details her own journey from Clara in the Richmond Ballet 1994 production of The Nutcracker to a present day Sugar Plum Fairy. It is a treat not to be missed!
The book is available online at www.etix.com and prepaid copies may be picked up in the lobby of Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage when you attend the performance of your choice. The book may also be purchased at any of the Bravo Boutique locations during performances or at Richmond Ballet Box Office, 407 E. Canal Street in Richmond, Virginia starting December 14.
All proceeds go to benefit Richmond Ballet.