BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – The Kingsport Ballet will give its annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Northeast State Community College’s Welmont Performing Arts Center in December.
In past years, performances have been given in Greeneville.
Tickets are now on sale at KingsportBallet.org and through the Kingsport Ballet’s Facebook page. Purchasers may print their tickets at home or pick them up at “will call” booth on the night of the performance.
“We have staged productions here before, and believe that this venue will give audiences a very up-close and intimate view of this charming ballet,” said Valeria Sinyavskaya, artistic director.
“The Nutcracker is a very warm ballet, at times bringing the audience in, while there are other scenes that require the viewer to experience the whole stage at once, more from a distance,” she continued.
“We look forward to striking this balance with this year’s production.”
Public performances will be held on Dec. 6-7 at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. (The school performance on Dec. 5 is already sold out.)
Tickets are $10 to $20.
Guest artist, Vadim Burciu, will again portray Herr Drosselmeyer. Several other professional guest artists will join Burciu in this production, as well as the Kingsport Ballet Company members and students.
For more information, visit KingsportBallet.org or call 423-378-3967.