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The Nutcracker: December 7-16, 2018

For nearly 50 years the first public music conservatory in the country has brought nationally prominent faculty, UNCSA students and icons of the American Ballet Theatre together for the stirring holiday event at the historic 1929 Stevens Center. Experience the lush score, vivid staging, and magnificent performances that have made UNCSA's The Nutcracker a holiday tradition in Winston-Salem. Classical Voice of North Carolina

Ranked the 6th best drama school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter, UNCSA's production features a student cast and the Triad's largest Nutcracker orchestra. This year's performance is directed by Jared Redick and conducted by Brian Cole.  

This production is a collaborative effort of three UNCSA schools - Dance, Design & Production, and Music; and features the largest Nutcracker orchestra in the Triad. 

2018 Performance Schedule - December 7-16

  • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8; 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9; 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec. 12 -15; 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16; 2 p.m.


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Call UNCSA Box Office at 336-721-1945. To learn more about the performance visit,


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