The St. Augustine Ballet performs its annual Nutcracker at Flagler College Lewis Auditorium from Friday, December 15, through Sunday, December 17, 2023. The ballet opens on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. There are two shows on Saturday: one at 1:30 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m. The final performance for the Nutcracker will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17.
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is one of the most loved Christmas stories, based on E.T. A. Hoffman's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of St. Augustine Ballet's presentation of the Nutcracker. To celebrate, they have added more professional dancers and performers and have planned surprises for the audience. Three St. Augustine Ballet students will share the role of Clara: Emma Maroney, Adelaide Pacetti, and Adele Woodward. The role of the Sugar Plum Fairy will be danced by Mayara Pineiro from the Philidelphia Ballet. Brian Guerrero from the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will dance as Soldier and Snow Cavalier. Additional professional performers include magician Jeremy Mikaelson as Drosselmeyer; and Marite Fuentes and Jolynne Waldner.
The St. Augustine Ballet offers performance opportunities to ballet dancers from St. Johns County and the surrounding areas. The company brings in professional dancers to perform in two large shows produced annually including, "The Nutcracker." The St. Augustine Ballet is a nonprofit performing arts organization founded in 2010.
Admission: Tickets are $35.00, $45.00, and $50.00 per seat. Click here to order tickets and for more information.
When: Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17. The evening shows on Friday and Saturday begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday's matinee performance begins at 1:30 p.m., and Sunday's matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Flagler College's Lewis Auditorium is located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine