The Nutcracker Performances in Atlanta 2012

The Nutcracker Ballet Performances in Atlanta

For many families especially one with little ballerina, attending the Nutcracker performance is probably one of the holiday tradition. Luckily for us in Atlanta that we have several Nutcracker performances in Atlanta from various dance theatre companies to choose from.

Of course, the most popular one is the Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre. I have only experience the Nutcracker by the Atlanta Ballet so I won’t be able to give you the comparison to other performances. One thing I can say is I love the Fox Theatre. A visit to the Fox itself is a treat in my opinion.

So check out our guide to the Nutcracker Performances in Atlanta.

Guide to the Nutcracker Performance in Atlanta metro 2012


Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker @ Fox Theatre, Atlanta

The holiday season begins with the return of Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcrackerto the Fabulous Fox Theatre.  It is a fun-filled, magical adventure that continues to thrill audiences.  Bring the whole family for an enchanting and memorable evening that keeps the spirit of the holiday season alive!

Run time is approximately 2 hours, including a 25-minute intermission. See site for detail on ticket price and how to purchase.

Location: Fox Theatre

Date: December 7-26, 2012

Price: Ticket starting at $20.00.

Sawnee Ballet @ South Forsyth High School, Cumming

The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, is a heartwarming holiday tradition for every member of the family.

You will be dazzled by a Christmas tree that grows larger than life, a lively battle between soldiers and mice, snow that falls and much more. Sawnee Ballet Theatre’s production of this enchanting full-length ballet brings the magical characters in Clara’s dream to life. See site for more detail information.

Location: South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Auditorium

Date: December 13-16, 2012

Price: From $16.00 Purchase ticket here.

Gwinnett Ballet @ Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth

A magical Holiday annual event that has become a family favorite is back! Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s 31st Annual telling of the story is a traditionally presented ballet full of the beautiful dancing by over 100 performers, costumes, sets and live magic that have made this production one of the largest and well attended Nutcrakers in the region. Also see detail on their site here.

Location: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Date: December 1-16, 2012. (special performance on November 30, 2012 is for Scout)

Price: From $23.50 plus fee. Save 50% off with Goldstar deals here.

Callanwolde Dance @ Decatur High School, Decatur

The holiday season is not complete without attending a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”. Callanwolde Dance Ensemble will present three performances of this beloved ballet classic. The performances will be held at The Decatur Performing Arts Center. Ticket sales begin Nov. 2 at Tickets sell out quickly so make your reservations early. For more information call 404-872-5338. See site for update and detail.

Location: Decatur High School Performing Arts Center

Date: December 8-9, 2012

Price: $12.

Northeast Atlanta Ballet @ Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, Duluth

Ring in the holidays with the Northeast Atlanta Ballet’s classic rendition of E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale, “The Nutcracker”.  The Northeast Atlanta Ballet is thrilled to bring live music to our performances once again this season. This family friendly production features the familiar classical music of Tchaikovsky.  Our elaborate productionis sure to please audience members of all ages.  Performances are at the Gwinnett Center.  Please call 770-921-7277 for further information about this annual holiday tradition. Tickets $16.50-$19.50 in advance. $19.50 -$21.50 day of performance.  Group rates available. See site for more information.

Location: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Date: November 23 – 25, 2012

Price: From $16.50 Purchase ticket here

Georgia Metropolitan Dance @ Cobb Civic Center, Marietta

Georgia Metropolitan Dance (formerly Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre) present holiday performance of “The Nutcracker” is filled with a myriad of magical suprises, this grand-scale production brings the beauty and wonder of Clara’s fantastic dream to life.  A favorite to begin the holiday season. Set to the beloved score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this year’s performance will feature new choreography, costumes, and a few twists you might not expect! See site for more detail.

Location: Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Date: November 23-25, 2012

Price: $22 – $24 Purchase ticket here

Georgia Ballet @ Cobb Civic Center, Marietta

Revel in the timeless classic, The Nutcracker, with The Georgia Ballet! This enchanting production features toy soldiers, mischievous mice, Chinese dragons, and even a Christmas tree that grows. This historic production, now over 40 years old, features choreography from The Georgia Ballet founder Iris Hensley and our own ballet master, Janusz Mazon. There is no better way to begin the holiday season than at The Georgia Ballet’s The Nutcracker! See site for more detail.

Location: Cobb Civic Center, Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Date: November 30 – December 1, 2012

Price: $15 – $36 Purchase ticket here

Georgia Dance Theatre @ McIntosh High School, Peachtree City

Georgia Dance Theatre presents “The Nutcracker Ballet” at McIntosh High School Auditorium. The Nutcracker Ballet is the classic holiday tale of a young girl, Clara, as she dreams of her Nutcracker Prince, battles of rats and soldiers, a journey through the Land of Ice and Snow, and an adventure through the Land of the Sweets.

Location: McIntosh High School Auditorium

Date: TBD

Price: $20.00 general admission, $15.00 for group rate of at least 10 patrons

North Atlanta Dance @ Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell

A tradition that brings joy to many every holiday season! Enjoy the performance in the intimate confines of Blessed Trinity Fine Arts Theater where great seats abound and even the youngest viewer can be drawn into this magical story! Come see Clara receive her wondrous gift of a dream adventure to the Land of Sweets! A land filled with her own prince, dancing clowns and magical fairies! Do not miss this holiday treat guaranteed to thrill everyone from nine to ninety! See site for more information.

Location: Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Date: December 7-9, 2012

Price: $12-$24. Purchase ticket here.

Fleetwood Dance @ Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell

Experience the magic of the season! Entertaining for the entire family! Fleetwood Dance Center’s 2012 Nutcracker Performances will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at the studio or call 770-442-5229. See site for more detail.

Location: Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Date: December 14-16, 2012

Price: From $10-$22.

The Metropolitan Ballet @ Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Roswell

Join Metropolitan Ballet Theatre in celebration of it’s 11th annual performance of the family classic,The Nutcracker. Beautiful sets, elaborate costumes, and the talented dancers of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre combine to create holiday magic. Come watch as a young girl’s gift of a nutcracker comes to life and a handsome prince whisks her away, through the land of snow – with dancing snowflakes and a lovely Snow Queen and King – on a journey to his home, the Land of Sweets where he will introduce her to the Sugar Plum Fairy. It’s a must for the holidays. For showtime and other information check out their website.

Location: Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Date: December 21-23, 2012

Price: $15.00 – $20.00  Purchase ticket here

Roswell Dance Theatre @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell

The Roswell Dance Theatre and Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance is proud to present a holiday tradition “The Nutcracker”. This is the 25th production of our rendition of this wonderful classic. We are the largest performance of the Nutcracker in the North Fulton area. See site for showtimes and more information.

Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Date: November 23 – December 2, 2012

Price: From $15.00. Purchase ticket here

So share with us, which is your family favorite Nutcracker performance? Please also let us know if we have missed any Nutcracker performance in Atlanta metro area.