Nashville’s Nutcracker Characters Stage Surprise Performances Across City

Nashville Ballet is cooling things off this summer with the return of its largest single ticket discount of the year, Christmas in July. Beginning Wednesday, July 1 and continuing for the entire month, take $12 off tickets to Nashville’s Nutcracker with code XMASJULY.

Nashville’s version of the timeless holiday classic returns to TPAC’s Jackson Hall for 13 performances December 5-23, 2015. Almost 200 dancers will take audiences on a fantastic journey through a dreamland filled with beloved characters, including the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, the Nutcracker, the Dancing Bear and many historic characters from Nashville’s past. Since its debut in 2008, more than 20,000 people have attended Nashville’s Nutcracker each year.

In celebration of Christmas in July, the Mouse King and the Nutcracker will make surprise public appearances at various locations throughout the city during the month of July.

Children ages 8-12 are invited to audition to perform alongside Nashville Ballet company members in Nashville’s Nutcracker this December. This is the only opportunity the general public will have to perform on stage with Nashville Ballet and the Nashville Symphony this season. Open auditions will be held Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on August 23, August 30 and September 13 at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet. No dance experience is required – performance training will be provided. Click here for more information on the audition opportunity.

Discounted Nashville’s Nutcracker tickets can be purchased online here, at the TPAC Box Office in downtown Nashville or by calling (615) 782-4040. Use code XMASJULY when purchasing to receive the discount. Single tickets for all other 2015-2016 season performances also go on sale to the public July 1. The Christmas in July discount only applies to Nashville’s Nutcracker performances.

About Nashville Ballet
Nashville Ballet is the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee. Nashville Ballet presents a varied repertoire of classical ballet and contemporary works by noted choreographers, including original works by Artistic Director & CEO Paul Vasterling. Nashville Ballet and the second company, NB2 (a pre-professional training company), provide more than 75,000 arts experiences to adults and children annually through season performances and its Outreach & Education programming. Curriculum-based outreach programs bring dance education to community centers, colleges, public libraries and public elementary, middle and high schools across the state. School of Nashville Ballet brings world-class dance instruction to students age 2 to 70.

Nashville Ballet receives public funding from Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional private support provided by Ingram Charitable Trust, The Shubert Foundation, Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Caterpillar Financial, The HCA Foundation, The Memorial Foundation, Publix Super Market Charities, Dollar General, Nashville Predators Foundation, SunTrust Bank and hundreds of generous individuals who contribute to the Annual Fund.

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