School Shows – 2019 Nutcracker

Virginia Regional Ballet, a not-for-profit organization comprised of Virginia Regional Ballet Academy’s most promising students and area professionals, will be performing Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” under the artistic direction of Heidi Robitshek. Former Artistic Director of the Chamber Ballet. Heidi Robitshek’s Nutcracker production has been a Williamsburg tradition for over 40 years and we are excited to be performing this holiday favorite at the Ferguson Center this year! Virginia Regional Ballet will present an abbreviated version of this Christmas classic at the beautiful Ferguson Center for the Arts this December. We know that it is difficult to schedule as many cultural arts events for your students as you would like, so let us help you inspire a love for the arts in your students through the magic of this beloved ballet.

This year, two one-hour performances of “The Nutcracker” are scheduled for Thursday December 19th at 11 AM, and Friday December 20th   at 11 AM. The ballet will be performed at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News. This shortened version of the Nutcracker story takes place during the magical party when Klara receives her beloved Nutcracker and then several divertissements from the Land of Sweets entertain us. A lively scene follows with the Nutcracker and his soldiers battling the Mouse King and his mice. Finally, the Snow Queen and her King dance with their Snowflakes. In addition to the live performance, VRB will send you a custom designed activity guide that correlates with SOL’s at the elementary level.

Partial funding from the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, York County Arts Commission, Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts allows VRB to offer reduced rates for school performances; thereby providing the opportunity for students to attend these performances at the reduced rate of $7.00. Chaperones (1 per 12 students) are $10 per ticket and teachers attend at no charge. We are offering an early bird special of $5.00 per ticket if reservations are made by September 15 and payment is received by October 1, 2019.

Providing this cultural event for your students is one of the high points in our performing season. This year new choreography and costumes will make this production even more exciting. To make reservations for one of these performances please complete the attached reservation request form and mail it to Virginia Regional Ballet, Attn: School Show Coordinator, 1228 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or email to

Please email Virginia Regional Ballet at for assistance or more information.

We must receive your reservation request form by Monday, November 4, 2019. A reservation contract will be emailed to the point of contact as soon as your reservation request has been processed. Full payment is due by November 18, 2019.

Thank you for supporting the Virginia Regional Ballet and Heidi Robitshek’s 42nd annual production of “The Nutcracker.”

Partners in Dance Education,

Adelle Carpenter

Assistant Director

**Please click the document below for information and reservation form.

2019 School Show Info and Reservation Form