The Nutcracker & Other Christmas Performances

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker & Other Christmas Performances

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Soon the CSRA will be buzzing with holiday cheer and we want to help your family have a memorable holiday season. Be sure to check out our Christmas and Holiday Guide! It has Christmas lights, Christmas tree farms and much more!

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Last Update: November 2, 2018

The Nutcracker

Colton Ballet Company – The Nutcracker
Imperial Theatre
The holiday season brings to mind family, friends and…The Nutcracker! Come and experience the same magic and grandeur that Ron Colton brought to Augusta in 1971. Your entire family will enjoy this classic holiday tale that has become a tradition in the CSRA. Join us as Colton Ballet Company of Augusta brings this holiday favorite to life during the 2018 Thanksgiving Weekend!

Discounts for children are only available for 1 pm performances. Senior, Military and Group (10+) rates are available for all shows. All Discounts are only available for the Orchestra and Mezzanine Sections.

November 23rd at 7 pm
November 24th at 1 and 4 pm
November 25th at 1 and 4 pm

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Columbia County Ballet  – The Nutcracker
Imperial Theatre
The magic of Tchaikovsky ’s masterpiece comes to life on the Imperial stage as the Columbia County Ballet sets this Christmas classic to dance.  The Nutcracker is the story of Clara, a young girl who dreams of toy soldiers battling giant mice and a  Nutcracker doll who comes to life in time to save her.  The Nutcracker then transforms into a handsome Prince and takes her on a journey.  Clara and her Prince travel through a land of snow and into the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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Nutcracker in the South – Cutno Dance Center
Augusta State University Maxwell Theatre 
“Nutcracker in the South” is a traditional tale brought to life in a contemporary way. It has traditional favorites such as Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, and other contemporary favorites that everyone will know and love.

December 8th at 5 PM

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Other Christmas Performances

The Nativity Story
Enopion Theatre
This one-hour musical production is a wonderful story for the entire family. 
Friday, November 30th:  7 p.m. 
Saturday, December 1st:  1 p.m.  
Friday, December 7th:  5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13th:  7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th:  4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 22nd:  1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Messiah by the Augusta Choral Society
December 8th at 7:30 PM
A wonderful, enthralling evening of music that will include excerpts from Messiah and settings of Christmas carols, hymns, and popular songs – all accompanied by the Lyra Vivace Orchestra – and including some audience participation.


2018 Singing Christmas Tree at Abilene Baptist Church:
December 7th – 9th at Various Times
Everyone in the Augusta area is invited to a holiday tradition – the 2018 Singing Christmas Tree at Abilene Baptist Church! 


Hayride Through the Life of Christ:
December 6th – 9th at 7:00 PM
Come join us for this FREE, one-of-a-kind hayride complete with hot chocolate, live music, and children’s activities for those waiting in line!


Behold the Star at AU Maxwell Theatre: 
December 16th at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
A true performance extravaganza featuring many of Augusta’s best youth performers, this concert is the perfect start to holiday festivities.


Miracle on 34th Street
Dec. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM • Dec. 8, 9 at 2:00 PM
In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head-on.


A Christmas Story
December 7th & 8th at 8:00 PM and December 9th at 3:00 PM
This ALL NEW show is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to make sure the most perfect of gifts ends up under his Christmas tree! This musical version of the classic film captures holiday wonder with a deliciously wicked wit that will delight children and grown-ups alike! Don’t miss the delightful songs featuring heart-warming ballads and show-stopping leg lamp kick-lines!

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