Posted on: November 6, 2017

GA Metro Dance Theatre Heralds The Holiday Season with The Nutcracker

Clara leaping

November 6, 2017

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager



MARIETTA - GA Metro Dance Theatre (GMDT) is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated holiday classic, The Nutcracker – a magical performance from the company’s 61st season of dance - from November 24th through November 26th, 2017 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta. What better way to herald the holiday season than with a classical ballet story that warms the heart and delights the senses? Tickets are on sale now for this production that perennially enchants audiences and inspires holiday spirit among all who attend.

Do you believe in magic? Come get swept away in the joy of the holidays with GA Metro Dance Theatre's enchanting rendition of the beloved story ballet, The Nutcracker. With four performances over Thanksgiving weekend, this holiday classic promises to delight audiences of all ages.

GMDT’s The Nutcracker is a classical ballet featuring 150 local company dancers, ranging in age from seven to eighteen, who train at Georgia Dance Conservatory on the Marietta Square. Professional dancers Raul Peinado and D. Patton White will join the cast of GMDT dancers to bring to life the story of a little girl named Clara who dreams of meeting her prince and going on an enchanted journey through the Kingdom of Sweets. Our 2017 performance of The Nutcracker will feature new choreography in Act II, including Chinese, Spanish, Polichinelles, Arabian, and Candy Canes.

GMDT’s The Nutcracker will feature GMDT Seniors from the class of 2017:

•             Snow Queen: Sydney Carlin

•             Sugarplum Fairy/Snowflake: Anna Cole

•             Dew Drop/Shepherdess/Snowflake: Kayli Sweeney

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for GMDT’s The Nutcracker are on sale now at georgiametrodance.tix.com (or at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre box office on the day of the performance while seats are available).  Tickets range in price from $10 to $30.

Performances are scheduled for:

Friday, November 24th @ 7:30pm

Saturday, November 25th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, November 26th @ 2:00pm

Attend a matinee performance to meet the characters after the show. All performances take place at The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta, GA.

GMDT’s 61st season of dance is dedicated to our founder, Ruth Mitchell. We proudly carry on the legacy of this Atlanta dance pioneer and the dance company she founded in 1956.

About GMDT

GA Metro Dance Theatre (GMDT) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, student-based dance company housed in the studios of Georgia Dance Conservatory on the Marietta Square. Founded in 1956, the company was formerly known as Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre. Now under the artistic direction of Ashleigh Whitworth, GMDT educates, cultivates, and inspires young dancers to become the next generation of artists and leaders through rigorous dance training and performance opportunities in a challenging and professional environment. GMDT strives to be a positive contributor to the community via diverse performances and engaging experiences that celebrate life through the power of the arts. For more information, please visit GMDT’s Website at georgiametrodance.org or our official Facebook page at Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre. For tickets to GMDT performances, please visit georgiametrodance.tix.com.

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