Roswell Dance Theatre is thrilled to return to Byers Theatre with its revered rendition of The Nutcracker. In a classic interpretation beloved by Atlanta-area families, this cherished holiday tradition will once again be directed by local talents Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz and Mary Lynn Taylor. Gorgeous costumes, magical scenery, treasured music and exquisite dancing will delight all audience members in this time-honored production.
The talented cast includes world-class artists who have danced both nationally and internationally, alongside aspiring young professionals from Roswell Dance Theatre, the performing company of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance.
As Clara’s dreams come to life, Herr Drosselmeier uses magic to transform the Nutcracker doll into a Prince. Accompanied by her handsome escort, Clara enters a fantastical new world now taking shape about them, the Land of Snow.
At the conclusion of the festivities, Clara and her Prince are bid a happy farewell as the dancers wave goodbye to the fantasies that must fade away with her dream. This reverie will await Clara’s return next Christmas - and she will always have her Nutcracker!
The 10-show run opens Friday, November 24, 2023, and continues through Sunday, December 3, 2023. Special performance opportunities feature three Character Meet and Greets with autographs and photos, as well as Girl Scout troop options and an RDT Alumni reception. To commemorate the shows, there is an extensive Nutcracker-themed gift boutique where audience members of all ages may find the perfect souvenir.
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