Catch A Performance Of Northwest Florida Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’


As the holidays approach us, it’s a time to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the many aspects we love about this magical time of year. Whether your favorite holiday is Thanksgiving or Christmas, there’s no better time to sit beside the fire and enjoy old movies with the family. In fact, there are a variety of traditions you probably participate in with the family. From decorating to attending festivals and parades, perhaps there’s a yearly event you always enjoy with your loved ones.

Whether you already have traditions and are looking to make new ones or you’re simply looking for a fun event that the entire family can attend, be sure to make plans to see a showing of “The Nutcracker.” Lee Buick GMC is a proud sponsor of this fun family experience!

“The Nutcracker”

A holiday and Christmas favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet is a beloved story that people of all ages love. When it comes to the ballet, the fancy costumes, bright lights, and extravagant sets make for a truly magical experience.

You and your family can see the 40th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Performed by the Northwest Florida Ballet, “The Nutcracker” is the only full-length version of the production on the area. The production features a cast of more than 140 performers which includes international guest artists and more than 100 local children.

Everyone knows that “The Nutcracker” wouldn’t be the ballet it is without the music. That’s why the production will be accompanied by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director and conductor David Ott.

Showtimes and Cost of Admission for “The Nutcracker”

There are several showtimes you can choose from. The following is a list of dates and times:

  • Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m.

The cost of admission for each event is $40.00 for adults and $20.00 for youth ages 12 and younger. Purchase your tickets online today! If you’re part of the Northwest Florida Ballet Academie Alumni or a VIP, there will be a party held immediately following the Saturday, November 23 performance. You don’t want to miss it!

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Other Upcoming Performances

In addition to “The Nutcracker,” the Northwest Florida Ballet presents other ballets you can attend. For instance, you can attend the “Cinderella” ballet in February and March of 2020. The showtimes for “Cinderella” are as follows:

  • Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are already on sale for “Cinderella,” so if you love the ballet, don’t miss this event either! After you’ve seen “The Nutcracker,” consider learning more about the Mattie Kelley Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. Become a member or even donate to help support the arts!

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