Middle Georgia Nutcracker debuts its 33rd year

Wednesday night, the Grand Opera House in Macon premiers the Middle Georgia Nutcracker Ballet.

Murray McCormack plays lead Snow, and says this show is a tradition she's glad to have in her hometown.

"in Macon, we don't get to perform in a show this good all the time with all the props and the costumes and everything, so it's really, like, amazing."

It's a show that, in its 33 years here, has entertained over 100,000 people.

"It's really stressful, tiring," McCormack says, "But it's really unique."

This year, the show has a new touch. After over 30 years under the direction of Jean Weaver, a new director, Alice Sheridan, takes the lead.

Sheridan says she's made some brilliant adjustments.

"The biggest change is probably to the Snow Corps," Sheridan continued, "The dancers in the snow scene, I added some embellishments to the front of the costumes, and changed the choreography just a little bit."

Something worth mentioning is this Thursday, December 7, a special guest will be taking the stage at 7:30 p.m.

13WMAZ's Chief Meteorologist Ben Jones will star as Mother Ginger, trading his suit for a dress and a wig.

To purchase tickets to the Middle Georgia Nutcracker, visit their website. 

If you miss this showing, there will be other Nutcracker performances in Central Georgia.

Theater Dublin December 9-10: click here.

Macon City Auditorium December 30: click here.

 

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