December 19–28, 2014
Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker, heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times returns to The Carpenter Theatre to celebrate the holiday season.
From the opening notes of Tchaikovsky’s famous overture, audiences are instantly whisked into the warm, candlelit drawing room of the Silberhaus family, buzzing with celebrations of Christmas. To the delight of the family’s young daughter, Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer, the mysterious toymaker, and his handsome nephew arrive with a special gift – a wooden nutcracker doll – that captures the girl’s imagination. As darkness falls, Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magic begins to work, setting in motion fantastical events that will fill Clara’s dreams: a battle beneath the branches of an enchanted Christmas tree, the transformation of the nutcracker doll into the young Nutcracker Prince, and a journey from a snow-covered forest to the far-off Kingdom of Sweets.
Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon, and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holidays with Richmond Ballet’s entire professional company and students from The School of Richmond Ballet.
The Nutcracker is performed in the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage and lasts approximately 2 hours.
Also, 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.
*Please note that Clara’s Tea Party is a separate ticketed event. You can purchase tickets for the tea parties here.
Richmond Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is sponsored by
with major support from
RICHARD S. REYNOLDS FOUNDATION