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South Hall’s The Venue hosting ‘The Nutcracker’ for second year
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This is the third year the Lawrenceville ballet will perform at The Venue at Friendship Springs near the Gwinnett County line in Flowery Branch. The group of Gwinnett dancers will take to the stage at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Photo courtesy of Alicia Chitwood.

If you want to catch a performance of “The Nutcracker” in the South Hall area, or can’t make it Gainesville, catch the Southern Ballet Theatre performance in mid-December.

This is the third year the Lawrenceville ballet will perform at The Venue at Friendship Springs near the Gwinnett County line in Flowery Branch. The group of Gwinnett dancers will take to the stage at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 for their second performance of “The Nutcracker” at The Venue. The group’s first came in 2017.

‘The Nutcracker’

Who: Presented by Southern Ballet Theatre, Lawrenceville

When: 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Where: The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Flowery Branch

How much: $18.50 for adults, $16.50 for students (prices higher at the door)

More info: Southern Ballet Theatre

“Most of our dancers are in Gwinnett County … and there aren’t many (theaters) that can hold a full-blown production, so when it was built we were excited that there was a theater that held what we needed,” said Alicia Chitwood, co-director of the ballet.

Performers range in age from 10 to 18 years old, and the production includes a few professionals in key roles.

Advance ticket prices are $18.50 for adults, with a discount for students, and cost more at the door.

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