The Nutcracker at Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Northwest Florida Ballet returns to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center to present the 39th annual production of the classic holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Performances will be held on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. and features live musical accompaniment by the NFB Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director and conductor David Ott. This timeless tradition is a celebrated favorite of families along the Emerald Coast as it marks the start of their holiday season.
The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 set to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated NFB Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. International ballet stars Taras Domitro Suarez and Adiarys Almeida Santana will perform the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. Box office prices for adults are $38 each and $18 for children 12 & under.
NFB’s 2018-2019 season is presented by the St. Joe Community Foundation. Season signature co-sponsors include: VIE Magazine, Cox Media, Emerald Coast Magazine, VIP Destin Magazine and ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentalst. NFB is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
For more than 20 years, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center has been providing world-class productions to patrons in the Southeastern United States. In addition to hosting Broadway shows, the Arts Center is also home to the Northwest Florida State College Department of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts, and hosts a myriad of student-run shows. The Arts Center boasts a variety of theaters, galleries, and even an outdoor amphitheater that makes it an ideal venue for any style of performance.
The Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center is located on the Niceville campus of NWF State College at 100 College Boulevard and is easily accessible via U.S. Highway 285, Highway 85 and the Mid-Bay Bridge. For more information, a season brochure or to purchase tickets call 729-6000 or visit http://www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Follow Mattie Kelly Arts Center on Facebook for updates on season performances and special events.
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