( Sat., Dec. 24, 2011 - Sun., Dec. 25, 2011 )
Statewide, , , NC
"The 45th anniversary production, taped in 2010, [is hosted by] UNCSA Chancellor John Mauceri.... Charles Barker, principal conductor for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), conducts the UNCSA Nutcracker Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s popular ballet music.... UNCSA has presented The Nutcracker annually since 1966, through joint efforts of the School of Dance, School of Design and Production, and School of Music. Students are involved in all aspects of the production, from the dancers on stage to the musicians in the orchestra pit, to the production crew behind the scenes.... [This] new production of The Nutcracker premiered in 2009, with staging by Ethan Stiefel, former dean of the UNCSA School of Dance, with additional choreography by faculty members Warren Conover and Susan McCullough and former faculty member Nigel Burley. UNCSA alumnus and ABT Resident Lighting Designer Brad Fields designed the lighting, and UNCSA Design and Production faculty member Howard Jones designed new set pieces. UNCSA staff member Katharine Laidlaw is executive producer." For a review of the 2011 version, click here.