It’s hard to believe, but the Atlanta Ballet is celebrating a half-century of performing The Nutcracker this December.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Atlanta Ballet will recognize all past dancers during the opening night performance on Dec. 11. The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra will  perform Tchaikovsky’s timeless score opening weekend only, Dec. 11 through 13. Performances will continue Dec. 16 through 27, accompanied by same high quality recording in use since 2006.

Tickets as low as $20 are on sale now. To purchase, visit, The Fox Theatre Box Office or call the Ticketmaster Arts Hotline at 800-982-2787. Groups of ten or more may contact Atlanta Ballet Group Sales at 404-873-5811, ext. 207.