Continuing the Christmas tradition, Carolina Ballet Theatre returns to The Peace Center for The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville (December 2021). Considered a must-do for the holiday season, the critically acclaimed production features sets depicting local Greenville scenes and is set to Tchaikovsky’s renowned score.
A European inspired production that brings all of Clara’s adventures and excitement home to Greenville. Continuing our reinvented holiday classic, the production highlights Victorian societal expectations and prosperity while Clara and her beloved Nutcracker dance their way through the cherished landmarks and stunning scenery of Greenville and into the hearts of the audience.
The libretto is adapted from E.T. A. Hoffmann’s classic story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Choreographed by Hernan Justo, the refreshed ballet is based on the original Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov ballet.