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, 2019

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 2019 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 29th at 7 pm
November 30th at 1 and 4 pm
December 1st 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.

December 5th at 7:00 PM
December 6th 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 14th at 4 PM

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Other Christmas Performances

The Day After A Christmas Carol
Enopion Theatre
The story goes that Ebenezer Scrooge had a night of “ghostly” visitations the evening before Christmas Day. It supposedly changed his mind about what Christmas really meant and on Christmas Day he visited the home of his nephew and family.  It was a wonderful celebration as they dined on Christmas dinner and shared memories of days gone by. It truly seemed that Ebenezer had changed his mind, but had his heart been changed?

Our setting is the day after Christmas and we will soon see if that night of “ghostly” visitations had done the trick or if it is going to take another night of sleeplessness for our Mr. Scrooge and a visitation by another ghost — The Holy Ghost.

Friday, Nov. 22: 3PM & 7PM
Saturday, November 23: 1 & 3:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 6: 7PM
Saturday, Dec. 7: 1 & 3:30 PM
Monday, Dec. 9: 1PM
Friday, Dec 13: 1PM
Saturday, Dec. 14: 1PM & 3:30PM
Monday, Dec. 16: 1PM
Thursday, Dec. 19: 7PM
Friday, Dec. 20: 7PM
Saturday, Dec. 21: 1PM & 3:30 PM


A Merrie Olde Christmas
December 14th at 7:30 PM
The selections are all from England (or the UK) with magnificent tunes, stunning orchestrations, and enough Christmas joy to last through the season. VW’s Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Holst’s Christmas Day, Darke’s In The Bleak Mid-Winter, Walters’ The Babe of Bethlehem, Warlock’s The Little Road to Bethlehem, and much more. +, the Lyra Vivace Orchestra (which performs autonomously) and Palmetto Girls Sing (from Greenwood, SC.)


2019 Singing Christmas Tree at Abilene Baptist Church:
December 13th – 15th at Various Times
Everyone in the Augusta area is invited to a holiday tradition – the 2019 Singing Christmas Tree at Abilene Baptist Church! 


Hayride Through the Life of Christ:
December 12th – 5th 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 21st 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.


A Christmas Story
Dec 5,6,7,12,13,14   7:30pm  Dec 8   2pm
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.


A Christmas Carol
December 13th & 14th at 8 PM and December 15th at 3 PM
The Augusta holiday, family-favorite is back! Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this thrilling Broadway adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known story. Filled with marvelous music, elaborate costumes and a joyful message; we’re thrilled to make it a part of this anniversary season. It’s an Augusta Players tradition!

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