Northwest Florida Ballet returns to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center to present the 40th annual production of the classic holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Performances will be held on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 24 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.
To purchase tickets. visit https://nfballet.org/2019-2020-season/. Box office priced tickets for The Nutcracker are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.
The Nutcracker is the only full-length version of the production in the area and features a cast of more than 140 performers including international guest artists and more than 100 local children.
Signature season co-sponsors include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, AJ’s, VIE Magazine, Emerald Coast Magazine and VIP Destin Magazine. Performance co-sponsors for the season include Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Vanguard Charitable. 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.