Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker with refreshed choreography by Artistic Director Zalman Raffael after Robert Weiss, and music by PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY.

The Ballet will re-invision The Nutcracker for today’s audiences while staying true to its historic roots.

“We will honor past productions by George Balanchine and Robert Weiss and move this holiday classic forward into our times.” – Zalman Raffael

Experience new costumes and redesigned sets.
After 20 years and over 400 performances, more than 140 costumes have to be replaced. Our creative team will bring a fresh new take to the production that will celebrate this iconic ballet.

Costumes will be co-designed by Victor Lytvinenko, co-founder and designer at Raleigh Denim Workshop, and Terry Baker, Carolina Ballet’s Costume Director. Sets and backdrops will be designed by Matthew Strampe and Andrew Armas, members of Carolina Ballet’s Production Team.

Tickets go on sale for The Nutcracker on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 10 am.