Southwest Virginia Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 @ 3:00 p.m.
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
Ticket Prices:VIP Experience includes a preview of the cast, stage, and backstage. See below for more details.
$49.00/$25.00 – Pit & Front Orchestra
$39.00/$25.00 – Rear Orchestra & Loge
$27.00/$20.00 – Balcony Rows P-T
$20.00/$15.00 – Balcony Rows U-Z
$10.00 - VIP Experience
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Holiday Tradition
Clara always looked forward to the Christmas Eve celebrations at the Silberhaus household: the party, the dancing & gifts always made for a special evening. This Christmas Herr Drosselmeyer arrives with special presents and magic, making this night one she will cherish forever. Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle giant mice, dance with snowflakes and journey to the Land of the Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy entertains them with exotic dances from around the world.
Southwest Virginia Ballet, now celebrating its 28th season, has made the annual production of the Nutcracker a holiday tradition for families and visitors to the Roanoke Valley. Featuring a cast of 150 performers that represent over 15 dance schools from the Roanoke Valley and beyond, the ballet continues to delight audiences of all ages year after year. Cast members drawn from the community join SVB’s dancers to bring this story to life with choreography by Pedro Szalay following Terri Post and Elie Lazar, and the traditional music by Tchaikovsky. “The Nutcracker” is adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann. The beautiful music, lush scenery and lavish costumes bring the magic to life as Clara’s Christmas tree grows to huge proportions, mice and soldiers battle, and candies and sweets from exotic lands arrive to entertain Clara and her Prince.
Platinum Award Voted Best Arts Performance 2018 by Roanoker Magazine
Come see how the magic happens! Catch the ballerinas as they prepare for performance, and chat with Clara, Drosselmeyer and the Nutcracker Prince. Come up on the big stage and take a peek at show preparations as the cast transforms themselves into soldiers, mice and snowflakes! Get a few dance tips from the artistic director, check out Clara’s sleigh and find out why Mother Ginger is so tall! Join us with your special VIP ticket for an introduction to “backstage” at the Nutcracker.
Limited availability at the 2pm and 7pm shows Saturday, December 9th.
For all ticketed events, there will be a $5 parking fee to park on the Berglund Center lots. To guarantee your parking spot, you can pre-purchase your parking pass at the box office or online up through 5pm on the day of the show. After 5pm, and provided there are still spots available, you will need to pay $5 CASH to the parking attendant to enter the lots. The only way to guarantee your parking spot is to pre-purchase a parking pass.