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Candlelight: Holiday Special Featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

Time: December 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $28 – $56

⭐ Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Lynchburg. Get your tickets now to discover the music of “The Nutcracker” and More at Academy Center of the Arts under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Academy Center of the Arts
📅 Dates and times: December 13, 7:30 PM
⏳ Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 45 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone

Tentative Program

  • Holiday Medley – Various
  • “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
  • “The First Noël”
  • “Deck the Halls”
  • “O Holy Night” – Adolphe Adam
  • “Ma’oz Tzur” – Traditional Hanukkah Song
  • “The Snow is Dancing” – Claude Debussy
  • “The Seasons, Op. 37a” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • I. January. “By the Hearth”
  • XII. December. “Christmas”
  • “The Skaters’ Waltz, Op. 183 (Les Patineurs)” – Émile Waldteufel
  • “Greensleeves (What Child is This)” – Traditional
  • Holiday Medley
  • “Joy to the World”
  • “Angels We Have Heard on High”
  • “Away in a Manger”
  • “The Nutcracker, Op. 71” – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Miniature Overture
  • Act I, Scene II: No. 2, “March”
  • Act II: No. 12d, Divertissement. “Trepak, Russian Dance”
  • Act II: No. 13, “Waltz of the Flowers”
  • Act II: No. 14c, Pas de Deux. Variation II, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

Tickets:

General Admission by Zone:

Zone D: $28.00*

Zone C: $35.00*

Zone B: $42.00*

Zone A: $49.00*

VIP Orchestra Pit: $56.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.

Volunteer

Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.