‘The Nutcracker’ Performances Slated for December, Tickets are Now Available

the nutcracker
Photo by Lindsay Thomas

LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Lafayette Ballet Theatre will present two performances of “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available now through the Heymann Center Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. Call or visit Heymann Center Box Office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends during scheduled events, or visit http://www.heymanncenter.com/event/the-nutcracker/ or www.ticketmaster.com anytime. Tickets are priced according to seat location, as follows: front orchestra, $60; back orchestra, $52; first balcony, $45, second balcony, $32. Prices listed do not include Ticketmaster fees.

This full-length classical ballet in two acts features Lafayette Ballet Theatre professional dancers, Principal guest artists from the Pacific Northwest Ballet (Seattle, WA) and approximately 150 local students from all across Acadiana. The show promises a magical experience as talented artists, dazzling stage sets, spectacular special effects and Peter Tchaikovsky’s delightful musical score bring this engaging E.T.A. Hoffmann tale to life before their eyes!

An Acadiana tradition, LBT’s The Nutcracker sold out last season (Dec. 2021). Organizers are advising patrons to purchase tickets early to ensure availability. For information about student discounts and group rates, contact the Heymann Box Office at 337-291-5555.


The fun doesn’t have to end with the show! Keep the memories alive and further support Lafayette Ballet Theatre – a nonprofit ballet company and arts education organization – “Nutcracker” fans of all ages will cherish the one-of-a-kind wooden Nutcrackers painted by celebrated local artists throughout Acadiana. The hand painted Nutcrackers are available online for bidding beginning December 1. Final sales are December 11, 2022. For more information visit https://www.32auctions.com/2022LBTNutcrackerAuction.

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