Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/12/18

An Opulent Evening at the Fox Theatre Celebrating the Magic of the All-New, Breakthrough Nutcracker for The Next Generation

Saturday, December 8, 2018  


Atlanta, Georgia – In celebration of the brand-new production of The Nutcracker debuting in 2018, Atlanta Ballet has revealed plans for its pre- and post-performance Opening Night Gala on December 8, 2018 at the Fox Theatre.


Chaired by Barbara JoinerThe Nutcracker Opening Night Gala will kick-off at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom. With the timeless décor by esteemed Tony Brewer & Co., guests will be transported to a time of European elegance and treated to an exquisite meal prepared by Affairs to Remember. Guests will then take their seats in the theatre, where they will experience the extraordinary premiere of Atlanta Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker. The excitement will continue with a high-energy after-party, The Nutcracker Act II, featuring an open bar, late-night bites, and dancing with Atlanta Ballet Company dancers.


Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin has put together a first-class creative team to dream up a one-of-a-kind Nutcracker production. Featuring world-class choreography by Yuri Possokhov, awe-inspiring set designs by Tony Award nominee Tom Pye, groundbreaking projection design by Tony Award winner Finn Ross, stunning costume design by Sandra Woodall, and imaginative lighting design by David Finn, this new production is sure to be an enchanting tradition for a new generation.


Guests of the Opening Night Gala will be among the first to see Atlanta Ballet’s all-new version of The Nutcracker. Atlanta Ballet’s former version of the classic tale, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, was one of the city’s most beloved holiday traditions for more than two decades, so the debut of this magical new rendition will mark a milestone in Atlanta and dance history.


The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra will perform live at each of the 19 performances held at the Fox Theatre from Saturday, December 8, through Monday, December 24, 2018.


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