Urban Nutcracker will run November 15 –18, at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts.
Urban Nutcracker is an imaginative and colorful adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet by Waverly T. Lucas II, Ballethnic’s Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director. Set on Atlanta’s historic Auburn Avenue in the 1940’s, the ballet showcases Atlanta’s African American community. While the production keeps its classically-based tradition, Mr. Lucas’ choreography continues Ballethnic’s signature style of blending classical ballet with jazz, modern, African and other ethnic dance.
Performances are scheduled as follows: November 15, Community Night – Curtain at 7:30pm; November 16, Opening Night Performance & VIP Reception – Curtain at 8:00pm; November 17, Public Performance – Curtains at 8:00pm; and November 18, Matinee Performance – Curtain at 2:00 pm.
To purchase VIP tickets and all other tickets, contact the Ferst Center Box Office at (404)894-9601. Tickets are $29 for senior citizens, students, children and groups of 10 or more. General admission tickets are $39 each night. Buy One –Get One Free tickets for $39 total are available for Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. VIP tickets for $52 are available for the Opening Night Performance only; this ticket includes reserve seating and admittance to the post-show VIP reception with special guests.