In celebration of the brand-new production of The Nutcracker debuting in 2018, Atlanta Ballet has revealed plans for its pre- and post-performance Opening Night Gala on December 8, 2018 at the Fox Theatre.

Chaired by Barbara Joiner, The Nutcracker Opening Night Gala will kick-off at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom. With the timeless décor by esteemed Tony Brewer & Co., guests will be transported to a time of European elegance and treated to an exquisite meal prepared by Affairs to Remember. Guests will then take their seats in the theatre, where they will experience the extraordinary premiere of Atlanta Ballet’s new production of The Nutcracker. The excitement will continue with a high-energy after-party, The Nutcracker Act II, featuring an open bar, late-night bites, and dancing with Atlanta Ballet Company dancers.

Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin has put together a first-class creative team to dream up a one-of-a-kind Nutcracker production. Featuring world-class choreography by Yuri Possokhov, awe-inspiring set designs by Tony Award nominee Tom Pye, groundbreaking projection design by Tony Award winner Finn Ross, stunning costume design by Sandra Woodall, and imaginative lighting design by David Finn, this new production is sure to be an enchanting tradition for a new generation.

Guests of the Opening Night Gala will be among the first to see Atlanta Ballet’s all-new version of The Nutcracker. Atlanta Ballet’s former version of the classic tale, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, was one of the city’s most beloved holiday traditions for more than two decades, so the debut of this magical new rendition will mark a milestone in Atlanta and dance history.

The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra will perform live at each of the 19 performances held at the Fox Theatre from Saturday, December 8, through Monday, December 24, 2018. Tickets to The Nutcracker go on sale Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. EST.

What: The Nutcracker Opening Night Gala

Gala Chair: Barbara Joiner

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception in the Grand Salon

6:00 p.m. Gala Dinner in the Egyptian Ballroom

7:30 p.m. Opening Night Performance

10:00 p.m. Gala After Party in the Egyptian Ballroom

Gala Location: 660 W. Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Tickets & Sponsorship: Tickets, tables and sponsor packages are available now.

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Individual tickets start at $150 and are on sale now.

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For more information about Atlanta Ballet’s new version of The Nutcracker and to purchase tickets, please visit Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 1.855.285.8499, in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office and the Atlanta Ballet Box Office, or online. For groups of ten or more, please call Atlanta Ballet Group Sales at 404.873.5811, ext. 207.

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About Atlanta Ballet:

Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official state Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet's eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 89 seasons, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance. In 1996, Atlanta Ballet opened the Centre for Dance Education, which is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. Atlanta Ballet's roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city's cultural growth and revitalization. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @atlantaballet, and like us on Facebook at

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