Appalachian Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" at Knoxville – Civic Auditorium, December 6–7 (Up to 44% Off)

Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

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In a Nutshell

Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

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Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Knoxville - Civic Auditorium. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Appalachian Ballet Company's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. "For ADA seating, call 865-982-8463 promptly on receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $25 for one ticket to The Nutcracker, presented by the Appalachian Ballet Company and accompanied by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (up to $45 value)
  • Where: Knoxville – Civic Auditorium
  • Seating: orchestra
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Available Performances

  • Saturday, December 6, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire. It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King’s head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate.

Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens. The “Waltz of the Snowflakes” floats weightlessly above the angelic voices of a youth choir, whereas the “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances—including a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak—add to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must.

Appalachian Ballet Company

Train dancers with the best instruction possible. Give audiences professional work to watch. Inspire a love of ballet in the community at large. This is the three-part mission at Appalachian Ballet Company, and it hasn't changed since its founding in 1972. That aim to both educate and entertain informs every production the company performs, which includes classic stories such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, and an annual Nutcracker, complete with lavish sets and costumes.

Appalachian Ballet Company's artistic prowess has won it more than truckloads of roses. The organization was accepted into Regional Dance America's Southeast Regional Ballet Association in 1989, and became an Honor Company three years later. Artistic Director Amy Morton Vaughn has earned plenty of acclaim herself, including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and a 2009 Teacher of the Year award from the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

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    Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

    500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.

    Knoxville, TN 37915

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