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Mini-Nutcracker back to dazzle for the holidays

November 19, 2013

Mini-Nutcracker back to dazzle for the holidays
Performances dates scheduled for December 6 - 8

Nashville, TN --- The Centennial Youth Ballet will present the 32nd performance of The Mini-Nutcracker in the Harpeth Hall School's Davis Auditorium the first weekend in December. First danced in 1981 as a 15-minute segment of Hickory Hollow Mall's Christmas entertainment, the show has become one of Nashville's favorite holiday traditions. 

Designed to introduce young children to ballet as a performance art, The Mini-Nutcracker is an abbreviated, narrated version of the Nutcracker Suite Ballet. The young dancers in the Centennial Youth Ballet perform the ballet's shortened scenes and variations with poise, technical precision, and polish. With lavish sets and beautiful costumes, the performance offers spectacular entertainment at a reasonable price. 

The Mini-Nutcracker creates a perfect opportunity for Nashville families to begin the holiday season on a high note. Performance Times and Dates: Friday, December 6, at 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 & 7:00 pm; Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. The Sunday performance is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and includes a reception.  

Reservations for the show may be made online at or at the Friends of Metro Dance website  For further information, please contact Shirley Blackburn ( 

Please do not call Harpeth Hall for information or to order tickets.