through December 28, 2017
Even if you have brought the kids to see this before, you may want to repeat the wonderful experience. Playing at The Fox Theatre, this is the final year that the Ballet company will be staging The Nutcracker as choreographed and directed by John McFall 23 years ago. His successor, Gennadi Nedvigin, promises to bring us a new version of the classic Tchaikovsky score.
But this one, with grand sets by Peter Horne, and illustrious costumes by Judanna Lynn, is always a total delight to the eyes and ears of everyone in the audience. More than 30 great dancers, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra in the pit, and the Georgia Youth Choir, bring that sweet story to a high point. Nathan Griswold has come to town to join in as a Guest Artist performing as the magical Drosselmeyer.
This is the sort of production that is right at the top of any world class ballet company. In the first act you will love the fancy ball, and in Act II you get meet and greet all the weirdos such as the rats and the matryoshka dolls. It doesn’t get much better than this, even if you are in London, Moscow or NYC.
You can order tickets and get more information through AtlantaBallet.com and/or FoxTheatre.org Give yourself plenty of time to get there and just be prepared for a performance that you will never be able to forget.