(Last Updated On: November 21, 2016)



HIGH POINT, NC – The Triad may hope in vain for a real white Christmas, but High Point Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker promises all the beauty and joy without all the wet and cold. Thanks to the theatre magic of designers Howard Jones and Aaron Porter, the sets and lighting of this year’s Nutcracker are ready to enchant just as thoroughly as the dancing. As always, artistic director Gary Taylor has thoughtfully spruced up the choreography of this classic ballet to best tell the story through music and movement, while highlighting the skills of his individual dancers. Snow falls in a spellbinding cascade, candy comes alive to dance before your eyes, and fairies fly with the grace of angels in this visual feast, sure to delight young and old alike.

This year, High Point Ballet brings its production to two Triad cities again: a triumphant return to High Point at the High Point Theatre and a continued relationship with the Civic Center in Lexington. Performances run in Lexington on December 16 at 7:30PM and December 17 at 2:00PM at the Edward C Smith Civic Center, 217 S Main St., Lexington. Performances run in High Point on December 21-23 at 7:30PM at the High Point Theatre, 220 E Commerce Ave., High Point. Ticketing information may be found at Tickets start at $15.

Even if your little ones can’t sit through the full ballet, we’ve got you covered. High Point Ballet’s special Land of the Sweets Nutcracker event returns to the High Point Theatre on Friday December 23 at 2:00PM. Land of the Sweets is an abridged Nutcracker, tailored just for children. Festivities begin at 1:00PM, one hour before curtain, giving every child a chance to meet a parade of Nutcracker characters in full costume. Chat with the Sugar Plum Fairy, take a picture with the Snow Queen herself, and don’t forget to get your autographs!

Additionally, we invite educators and homeschoolers looking to introduce students to the classic ballet to bring their classes to our special school-day performances, Friday, December 16 at  9:00AM and 10:45AM in Lexington, or Tuesday, December 20 at 9:00AM and 10:45AM in High Point. This synoptic abbreviation of the Nutcracker ballet is tailored for students and their teachers, featuring a readily available, Common Core Compliant study guide for all your education needs. In order to show our commitment to making the performing arts available for every young person, we’ve dramatically reduced prices by 70% for these performances only.