Twenty-three District students have been selected to participate in The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Inc.'s annual production of "The Nutcracker," including an eighth grade Howard Middle School student who will play the lead role of Clara.
Jean Weaver, a Macon dance instructor, decided to create her own production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker" ballet, and in the winter of 1985, the annual production by The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Inc. was born. The first performance was at Wesleyan College in Porter Auditorium. Since 1986, The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Inc. has performed at the Grand Opera House. Each year a select group of professional dancers join the Macon production, but the majority of the cast is made of an amateur ensemble.