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The Carolina Ballet will stage The Nutcracker on Dec. 15-17 and 19-24 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

The Nutcracker, Choreographed by Carolina Ballet’s Robert Weiss, Will Delight Young and Old Alike

When you enter Raleigh Memorial Auditorium for a performance of The Nutcracker by the Carolina Ballet, you are immediately surrounded by giggling children, dressed in their holiday finest, wide-eyed and excited. Each year, Carolina Ballet artistic director and choreographer Robert Weiss and his company deliver a delightful version of the magical story, highlighted by Pyotr… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet's 15th anniversary production of The Nutcracker is a real crowd-pleaser

The Carolina Ballet’s 15th Anniversary Edition of The Nutcracker Is a Must-See Show

Everyone who makes Carolina Ballet’s annual presentation of The Nutcracker a staple of their holiday festivities comes to the ballet with visions of cupcakes and candy canes dancing in their heads. They were not disappointed by the Carolina Ballet’s 15th anniversary production of their delectable version of the Christmas delight last week at the Durham… Read More ›

The Carolina Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 18-23, 26, and 27 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker, Which Plays in Raleigh Dec. 18-27, Is a Real Treat for the Holiday Season

One of the tried and true holiday spectacles that has lasted for years is the ballet The Nutcracker, and few productions compare to the one directed by Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss. The show, which features amazing illusions and the gorgeous Tchaikovsky score, is a special treat for Carolina Ballet regulars, who see the… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet will present "The Nutcracker" on Nov. 28-30 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, on Dec. 6th and 7th in UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall, and on Dec. 19-23 and 26-28 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium (photo by Chris Walt Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s “Nutcracker” Dazzles and Delights

In the ballet world, the Christmas season doesn’t begin until the first performance of The Nutcracker, so let the reveling begin, because the Carolina Ballet’s performance of the traditional holiday ballet delighted the full house last weekend at the Durham Performing Arts Center and started the season in great style. With sumptuously gorgeous sets, a… Read More ›

Marin Boieru (center) and company in "The Nutcracker" (photo by Chris Walt Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s “Nutcracker” Has Much to Recommend It, and It Leaves Us Smiling

It’s been eight years since my one viewing of Carolina Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, so there is much that I’d forgotten about Robert Weiss’ version of the holiday classic, which resembles the George Balanchine/New York City Ballet version more than the classic Ivanov/Petipa version with which I and many ballet goers are familiar. Although… Read More ›

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker: A little magic, a little tradition, a lot of awe

The Nutcracker is a magical ballet about a little girl, Clara, whose family hosts a Christmas party. Throughout the ballet, toys, snowflakes, sweets and flowers come to life. Clara receives princess treatment as they guide her out of her 1800’s home somewhere in Europe and through enchanted lands. The ballet begins with the Party, during… Read More ›

CAROLINA BALLET’S THIRD SUMMER PROGRAM

The Ruth S. Shur Summer Intensive Program for young dancers will begin its third season on Monday, June 18, 2012. Once again Carolina Ballet and Saint Mary’s School are collaborating on this summer intensive which attracts young dancers to the Raleigh area from all around the country. “Our partnership with Saint Mary’s has been terrific,” says artistic director Robert Weiss. “We are so lucky to have their beautiful campus be home to the dancers for the five weeks they are here.”

As Always, the Nutcracker Delights

Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition everywhere, but nobody does it better than Carolina Ballet. Its tenth run proves every bit as delightful and magical as it has in previous years. While not a lot has changed, this is one ballet that simply never grows old. The party scene that makes up the first act features… Read More ›

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CAROLINA BALLET CONTINUES ANNUAL NUTCRACKER HOLIDAY TRADITION | Dec 18-27

“A Production so Imaginative and Stunning that its for the History Books* “

This Year’s Nutcracker Promises to be Magical

When the lights dim and the curtains open on Carolina Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker on Friday, December 18, one can expect many gasps and excited exclamations

Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker Proves Delightful

Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker premiered on Friday, December 18 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The snow that lined the streets of Raleigh that evening may have added to the audience’s excitement, but one can be certain that Carolina Ballet’s The Nutcracker is pure Christmas joy all on its own. The show, under the artistic direction of… Read More ›