'The Nutcracker' Set In 1920s At Silvermont - Brevard, NC


Last updated 11/6/2017 at 4:22pm

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Thomas Shoemaker and Tara Rybka dance the roles of Joseph and Elizabeth Silversteen in Brevard Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker," which Shoemaker choreographed. (Photo courtesy of Kaelee Denise Photography)

When Brevard Ballet Director Angie Wells was looking for a way to make her dancers' production of "The Nutcracker" stand out, she took one look at Silvermont mansion and everything fell into place.

With two traditional versions of "The Nutcracker" under her belt, Wells began collaborating with Thomas Shoemaker of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities on a more localized version of the Christmas classic.

"We drove around Brevard talking about ideas, and when we saw Silvermont, we knew we had a setting," Wells said.

The Nov. 19 performance of "Nutcracker" will b...

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