SAVANNAH, GA. – Oct. 30, 2023 – The Savannah Ballet Theatre (SBT) is slated to celebrate the holiday season with a live production of The Nutcracker at 5:30 p.m. on December 9 at the Lucas Theater, located on 32 Abercorn Street in Savannah.
Savannah Ballet Theatre will also offer a special low sensory performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season for local Chatham County school students, suitable for patrons who have social, cognitive, and physical accommodations. The special performance will take place on December 8 at the Lucas Theater, located on 32 Abercorn Street in Savannah.
“The Nutcracker is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday festivities, we are so excited to feature our incredible dancers and the Savannah Ballet Theatre,” said SBT artistic director Suzanne Braddy. “The local dancers at our professional company are thrilled for this year’s performance, and we know the audience will love the guest artists, exciting projections and beautiful costumes showcased. We could not have put this production on without the generous support of our sponsors and our SBT patrons.”
The legendary score by Tchaikovsky will fuel the performance of this classic holiday ballet, which demonstrates the story of a young girl’s dream of a Christmas gift come-to-life to become her beloved prince. The Theatre’s production uses a local perspective, setting the scene in 1940’s Savannah instead of the traditional early 19th century Germany.
SBT is Savannah and southeast Georgia’s only professional dance company. Their mission is to develop and showcase the talent of dedicated Savannah dancers alongside top professional dancers who train in the studio and engage in educational outreach and promotion of the art of dance within the community.
For more information about The Nutcracker or the Savannah Ballet Theatre & School of Dance, please visit www.savannahballettheatre.org.