“Nutty” Nutcracker! Atlanta Ballet’s Spoof!

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The Atlanta Ballet will be performing “Nutty”, a spoof on Pop Culture, Current Events, Ballet and more all set to The Nutcracker theme.

What do Starbucks Baristas, Sookie Stackhouse, Lady Gaga, Harry Potter, and Twilight Tweens all have in common? They are all waiting in the wings for a chance to appear in Atlanta Ballet’s Nutty Nutcracker, of course!

For one night only, the popular show returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre for an evening of bawdy humor and ridiculous send-up of current events all rolled into a very loose adaptation of everyone’s favorite holiday ballet. Rated PG-13 and “un-choreographed” by Atlanta Ballet dancers themselves, the show will dedicate a portion of ticket proceeds to the Dancers’ Resource Fund.

The fund aids dancers in retirement or career transition and is administered by the dancers, for the dancers.

Thursday, December 16 at 7:30pm
The Fabulous Fox Theatre

I had the privileged of watching a rehearsal yesterday at Atlanta Ballet Studios in Midtown.  The dancers were all having a great time and I could tell this is going to be a great event filled with surprises and lots of laughter!

I won’t give away any of the details but you have to see this! It is one night only! The Backstage Beat is honored to be able to giveaway TWO TICKETS with BACKSTAGE ACCESS to show and the after party with the dancers at the lovely Livingston Restaurant! Leave your name on a comment on this page and the winner will be randomly selected!

Get ready for some holiday fun and laughs and join us at The Fox Theatre for “Nutty”!!! TICKETS HERE


  1. Abby

    December 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I saw the Nutty Nutcracker last year and it was hysterical!

  2. Ange Alex

    December 10, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Hey Abby, thanks for the comment! We will enter you in the contest for the show next Thursday and backstage access! Thanks again!

  3. Suzette

    December 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

    OMG! I would love to go! The Nutcracker is an Atlanta Classic. As a former “dancer” and “pointe ballerina” I totally understand the pain of not being the “star”! LOL… What a great idea and The Backstage Beat ROCKS for sharing and getting the word out about this show! I would not have know about it!. Yeah!!

  4. Jamie

    December 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    The Nutty Nutcracker was hilarious last year!

  5. Kelli Stripling

    December 13, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I would absolutely love to see that, but can’t afford any Christmas shows this year…

  6. Betsy Crank

    December 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    We would love to see this-not nearly enough Christmas humor out there!

  7. Jeff Slagle

    December 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Smokin’ hot dancers cutting loose and having fun…OMG what could beat that!

  8. Jamie

    December 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I saw the Nutty Nutcracker tonight and it was just as funny as last year! Just curious: who won the free tickets and backstage passes?