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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 ›

Margaret Severin-Hansen starred in "Swan Lake" (photo by The Right Image Photography)

Carolina Ballet’s “Swan Lake” Was Stunning at the Durham Performing Arts Center on May 2nd and 3rd

Everyone knows what to expect from Swan Lake. After all, it’s a classic ballet, composed by the master composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-93) in the Victorian age (1876). Everyone who has ever taken a ballet class longs to be either the white swan or the black swan. The Carolina Ballet knew that they had an immense… 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 ›

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle is accompanying the Carolina Ballet's production of Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" on May 15-18 (photo by Christ Walt Photography)

Every Aspect of Carolina Ballet’s Production of Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” Is a Delight

Carolina Ballet is closing its 2013-14 season with its production of Sleeping Beauty, presented in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium with live accompaniment by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. Every aspect of the production was a delight, from the performances to the luscious costumes to Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score. Carolina Ballet artistic director Robert Weiss, although adding… 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 ›