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The Nutcracker


From Russia to Athens: A Holiday Tradition

By Jessica Luton

The semester is over on the UGA campus. But as we enter the holiday season, the Performing Arts Center continues its important work sharing culture with campus and the community. 

The holiday ballet classic, “The Nutcracker,” comes to the Classic Center Dec. 21-22 thanks to the State Ballet Theatre of Russia.  With choreography still used today by Moscow’s famous Bolshoi Ballet, the company will present this holiday favorite for the Athens-area community.

The production, which includes the familiar holiday music of Tchaikovsky, beautiful sets and costumes and the tale of a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice, is a production for children and the young at heart alike. The production is the perfect activity to share with visiting family or friends, or just to get into the holiday spirit.

You can purchase tickets online for one of the three upcoming shows.  And be sure to view the video preview of this outstanding ballet presentation of the holiday favorite.

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