Saturday & Sunday
December 17 & 18, 2022

About the event

The Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont School of Music and Dance are once again collaborating to bring the magic of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker back to Salisbury.

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story The Nutcracker and the King of Mice written by E.T.A. Hoffman. The story follows the young Clara who is given a toy nutcracker for Christmas by her magical uncle. She becomes enamored of the toy, and on Christmas Eve, Clara’s wooden friend comes to life and wages a battle against an evil mouse king. Meanwhile, the audience is introduced to a wide variety of characters including toy soldiers, dancing dolls, and the captivating sugar plum fairy!

This is the 20th production of The Nutcracker done by the Piedmont School of Music and Dance and the 15th done together with the Salisbury Symphony.

“If you are looking for a performance of The Nutcracker so you can partake in this long-celebrated Christmas tradition, look no further than that of the Piedmont Dance Theatre. The display of local artistry brings this show close to home, with the same technical quality of larger productions. You will be enamored not only with the vividly colored set and beautiful costuming, but with the orchestra and company's dedication to their craft.” - Michelle Medina-Villalon, Classical Voice North Carolina

Plan your visit

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The Keppel Auditorium is located on the campus of Catawba College at 2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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