Nashville Ballet Celebrates 10th Year of Nashville’s Nutcracker with Christmas in July

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Nashville Ballet is celebrating 10 years of Nashville’s Nutcracker early with Christmas in July!

Celebrating 10 years of awe-inspiring magic and dazzling holiday cheer, Nashville’s Nutcracker will ring in the season with 16 performances December 2 – 23, 2017, at TPAC’s Jackson Hall (tickets on sale here). In honor of its 10th year in Nashville, the production will debut additional characters and all-new magical elements. Nashville’s Nutcracker follows the classic adventure of young Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker with clever nods to Music City’s notable history, landmarks and characters.

To mark the occasion, the Nutcracker and Mouse King will make special appearances at various locations throughout the city during Christmas in July. On Thursday, July 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., the public is invited to TPAC (505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243) to meet the characters, purchase discounted Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets* on-site and save on ticketing fees (up to $10 per ticket), and buy Nutcracker and Mouse King dolls. The event coincides with Nashville’s weekly Street Food Thursdays event on Deaderick Street and 4th Avenue North, next to TPAC.

Other scheduled appearances include:

  • Nashville Shores’ Christmas in July event on Friday, July 7,
  • Two Men and a Truck Christmas in July Coat Drive at ThriftSmart on Nolensville Road on Saturday, July 8,
  • Lightning 100’s Half Christmas Beer Fest at Marathon Music Works on Saturday, July 15 and
  • National Dance Day at Nashville Ballet (3630 Redmon Street Nashville, TN 37209) on Saturday, July 29.

During their appearances, the Nutcracker and Mouse King will encourage children ages 7 (must be born in 2009) to 11 years old to audition to perform in Nashville’s Nutcracker this December. This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony this season. Open auditions will be held Sundays between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on August 20, August 27 and September 10 at Nashville Ballet. No dance experience is required.

*The Christmas in July discount is valid for Price Levels A, B and C (offer excludes Saturday and Sunday matinees). Discounted Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets can be purchased online here, at the TPAC Box Office or by calling (615) 782-4040. Use promo code XMASJULY when purchasing to receive the discount. The Christmas in July discount only applies to Nashville’s Nutcracker.

About Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company, NB2 (a pre-professional training company), provide more than 75,000 arts experiences to adults and children annually through season performances and its Community Engagement programming. Curriculum-based Community Engagement programs bring dance education to community centers, colleges, public libraries and public elementary, middle and high schools across the state. School of Nashville Ballet brings world-class dance instruction to students age 2 to 70.

Nashville Ballet receives public funding from Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional private support provided by Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Caterpillar Financial, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, The HCA Foundation, Ingram Charitable Fund, Inc., The Mall at Green Hills, The Memorial Foundation, New York Choreographic Institute, Publix Super Market Charities, The Shubert Foundation, SunTrust Bank, other community partners and hundreds of generous individuals who provide ongoing annual support.

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