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A Season of Celebration, Four Decades in the Making
Embark on a journey of elegance and artistry and dive into the heart of Ballet Arkansas' 45th Anniversary Season. A meticulously curated lineup promises a captivating blend of performances and exclusive events that will leave you in awe.
45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular
December 8-10 | Robinson Center
Performance Times: 12/8 @ 7:30 pm (includes pre-show talk), 12/9 @ 2:30 and 7:30 pm, 12/10 @ 2:30 pm
Student Matinee Performances: 12/7 @ 10:30 am, 12/8 @ 10:30 am
Run Time: 120 minutes
*2022 performances sold out quickly. Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of the Nutcracker!
The Nutcracker Spectacular is the largest and longest running holiday production in Arkansas. Set to Tchaikovsky's paramount score, the production features live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a cast and crew of nearly 400. This year’s performances will feature partial updates to choreography, sets, and costumes as part of the organization's Year 1 investment in the Nutcracker Project. Don't forget to explore Ballet Arkansas’s official Nutcracker Boutique, filled with plentiful holiday-themed merchandise in the lower lobby - open 1 hour prior to each performance. Meet Santa, The Nutcracker, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and other enchanting characters from the show at themed photo booths - and experience the heartwarming tradition of a live reading of "The Night Before Christmas" during the intermission of each performance.
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As part of its milestone 45th Anniversary Season, Ballet Arkansas will present 3 full-length productions that feature a community cast - Wonderland: Alice's Epic Adventure, 45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular, and Swan Lake. Click the link below to learn more.
Company Artists Keith Newman and Sage Feldges in The Sleeping Beauty