Performing Arts

Take in Moscow Ballet's rendition of the holiday classic, The Great Russian Nutcracker on Sunday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Great Russian Nutcracker

Set the holiday mood with the Moscow Ballet’s take on the beloved story of The Great Russian Nutcracker. Experience the artistry of world-class Russian dancers, handcrafted sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s time-honored musical score that shines in the orchestra’s upper register. Sunday 12/6. $30-177, 1pm and 5pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. […]

Guest choreographer, Katharine Birdsall, joins the UVA dance program students in a performance of movement and music. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: UVA Fall Dance Concert

In addition to showcasing the engaging, provocative work of dance program students and faculty at UVA’s Fall Dance Concert, the Department of Drama will host guest choreographer Katharine Birdsall (founder of Charlottesville’s Zen Monkey Project) in Moonlight, her tribute to Frederic Chopin’s Preludes. The performance of suites allows movement and music to share the spotlight equally. […]

Four County Player’s production of Honk! sends a message of love and acceptance in time for the holidays. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Honk!

Line up for a musical adventure about self-discovery and love, when Four County Players presents the family-friendly Honk!. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, the play is the sing-song story of Ugly, who doesn’t quite fit in with his brothers and sisters. It’s a tale chock-full of unique characters and catchy tunes that […]