CEP Students Experience The Nutcracker’s Final Year at the Fox Theatre

Image from the Atlanta Ballet’s production of the “The Nutcracker”. Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Ballet.

In July, the Atlanta Ballet announced that the December 2019 production of “The Nutcracker” would be its last year at Atlanta’s famed Fox Theatre. Beginning in December 2020, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center will serve as the show’s new home.

For 25 years, Fox Theatre’s audiences have delighted in the Ballet’s interpretation of the 1892 classic. The score, composed by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, provides a whimsical orchestra-supported soundtrack for the holiday season. For 15 of those 25 years, the Cultural Experience Project (CEP) has provided Atlanta Public Schools’ second-grade students with the opportunity to enjoy this Atlanta tradition.

As we prepare to close out the first semester and the 2019-20 school year, CEP students will spend December enjoying experiences from ArtsBridge, Giwayen Mata, the High Museum of Art, the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), and Ballethnic.

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is thankful for our partnership with Atlanta Public Schools and the generous donors and cultural venues who continue to support the program year after year. Our joint efforts provide cultural and artistic experiences for tens of thousands of Atlanta students — many of whom would not be able to enjoy these trips, otherwise.

On behalf of the OCA and the Cultural Experience Project staff, we wish you and your families a safe and joy-filled holiday season.

Happy Holidays!