MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The Appalachian Ballet Company announced Thursday that it will present the annual holiday tradition - "The Nutcracker" in their 47th season.
The production features live music by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
The Appalachian Ballet Company will present four public shows Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Two school matinees will be presented at 10 a.m. at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.
Dancing the role of the Nutcracker Prince will be Australian dancer, Aaron Smyth, who can be seen in "Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" feature film. He will be partnering Kylie Morton Berry as the Sugarplum Fairy.
This year’s production will include several new pieces of choreography featuring guest artists David Ward and Laura Morton, as well as Chicago-based dancer, Jeff Wolfe as Herr Drosselmeyer.
New sets, props and costumes will bring the charming and spellbinding production to life.
For over 100 years, this classic story has proven to be a favorite, enchanting audiences of all ages.
Come see the magic with lavish scenery, glorious tutus, soldiers, snowflakes and sugar plums at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium or The Clayton Center for the Arts – the first and second weekend of December.
For tickets; appalachianballet.com, ticketmaster or Clayton Center 981-8590.