A Greenville holiday tradition kicks off the season with new surprises

Greenville, S.C. –December 1st, 2016–The holidays are here. Join CBT in their favorite holiday tradition—the annual production of The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville.

Adapted from the classic holiday story from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story the Nutcracker and The Mouse King, this reinvented version is choreographed by and under the artistic direction of Hernan Justo. This holiday classic is based on the original Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov ballet and its brought to life by the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsy (1180-1893) musical composition.

Continuing our reinvented holiday classic, Carolina Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville, bringing all of Clara’s adventures and excitement back home to Greenville. This European inspired production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity all while Clara and her Nutcracker dance their way through the cherished landmarks and scenery of Greenville.

On opening night, Carolina Ballet Theatre has the distinct privilege to host Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht from NYCB and Principal Dancer Jeanette Delgado from Miami City Ballet. This season’s performance is brought to life by a 100+ person cast including, professional dancers: Laura Mortimer, Meghan Loman, Matt Harvey, Madeline Jazz Harvey, Peter Base, Christopher Collins and Lance Hardin.

In addition to CBT’s guest dancers, this local holiday classic will include a second act based on local author, Stephanie Morgan’s book, Tails on the Trail and local football celebrity, Tajh Boyd, will also be debuting as a guest dancer during the performance.

This year, Carolina Ballet Theatre is also proud to be offering 500 tickets to SYNNEX Share the Magic beneficiaries. Thanks to a generous anonymous donation, Carolina Ballet Theatre will be providing tickets to the four beneficiaries of SYNNEX Share the Magic which include: Clement’s Kindness, Make-A-Wish™ South Carolina, Pendleton Place and A Child’s Haven. SYNNEX Share the Magic is an annual fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide funding for Upstate, SC children facing incredible challenges such as life-threatening illnesses, abuse, neglect, or developmental delays.

The ballet will be performed December 22nd and 23rd at the Peace Center. The Thursday showing will feature the guest, principal dancers, and the performance will be held at seven o’clock pm. The Friday showing has two times, one o’clock pm and seven o’clock pm. To purchase tickets, please visit www.carolinaballet.org.

Founded in 1972, Carolina Ballet Theatre, a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves as Greenville’s only resident professional dance company. CBT’s mission is to engage, educate, and entertain its audiences through the dynamic medium of dance.


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