November 22, 2020

Dear Community Supporters and Friends:

As you probably know, in August the Board of Directors of NMG announced that we would not be able to produce the Nutcracker Ballet for the first time since 1985. While we are disappointed to be unable to provide this wonderful Christmas ballet to the Middle Georgia community in 2020, the pause in our annual production provided an opportunity for us to pursue a long-held dream for Nutcracker.

We are thrilled to announce our “Become a Weaver Believer” capital campaign. During the production pause, we undertook a search for a “home” for Nutcracker. We have located a property at 117 Orange Street that is ideal for our use. It includes plenty of space for costume and prop storage, audition and rehearsal space as well as meeting space for our Board of Directors. Owning our own building, to be named the Jean Evans Weaver Center for Dance after our beloved founder Jean Weaver, will also afford us the opportunity to grow classical dance in the wider community by creating an outreach program for young, underserved students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to study and develop an appreciation for classical ballet. We also plan to provide advanced and specialized ballet intensives to students throughout the Middle Georgia area. In order to buy the building and appropriately renovate it for our use, the Board of Directors is undertaking a $280,000 capital campaign. We hope that you can financially support our efforts and join us in becoming “Weaver Believers.”

Thank you for your support, Alice Sheridan Artistic Director

Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Supporters

In producing The Nutcracker Ballet, Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, Inc., operates without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or color.