Tuesday, June 6, 2023

‘The Nutcracker’ Takes Center Stage at Ford Center

Last performance of the year showcases professional dance company in the classic holiday ballet

The Nutcracker begins on Sunday, Dec. 14.

OXFORD, Miss. – Dance Alive National Ballet, a professional dance company from Gainesville, Fla., brings the classic Christmas production of “The Nutcracker” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts this season for a performance Sunday (Dec. 14).

The performance is set for 7 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $50, depending on seating, and are available online at http://www.FordCenter.org or by calling the University Box Office at 662-915-7411.

“This performance showcases the talent of international, award-winning dancers, which makes this family-friendly ballet even more of a treat during the holiday season,” said Kate Meacham, marketing director for the Ford Center. “A number of local children are also performing as extras, providing an incredible opportunity for young dancers to interact with professionals who enjoy sharing their craft with the next generation of performers.”

Before the performance, attendees are invited to visit the Ford Center’s annual Gingerbread Village and view the Jack Mitchell photography collection that is on display in the lobby area.

— Ole Miss News Desk