The Nutcracker Announcement

Enloe Arts Come Together for One Big Performance

Enloe has been recognized on numerous occasions for its outstanding art department, from its award-winning music programs to its successful drama department. Now for the first time ever, the entirety of Enloes arts programs are coming together for one massive show. Early this December the Enloe Arts Department is putting on The Nutcracker, a production that will span the entire west building and will feature combined acts between arts programs, the likes of which have never been seen at Enloe before. There are two show dates, on December 5th and 6th. Most importantly, all proceeds from the show will benefit Southeast Raleigh Promise, the beneficiary chosen for this year’s charity ball. 

Putting on a show with a cast this size is no small feat. Every Enloe art class is involved in some facet, and the teachers have already begun planning the event. The visual arts classes plan to create detailed murals as set pieces and intricate props to be used by performers. Both the orchestra and band directors have been studying the music intently, and plan to combine their efforts for certain musical numbers. The Drama department is being showcased in several facets, from acting classes to the Happy Accidents, to Mr. Byrd’s technical theatre classes. Additionally the newly founded Audio Production department, lead by Mr. Hedgepeth will be taking part in the program. The Nutcracker, being a renowned ballet, will feature the Dance program at the heart of several musical numbers. Ms. Greer, one of Enloe’s head dance coaches is the architect of this massive undertaking. Greer wrote a successful grant to the United Arts Council of Wake County and has been spearheading the planning process of the show ever since.

An enterprise of this scale could only be carried out by a school like Enloe. The Nutcracker is shaping up to be one of Enloe’s most successful shows to date. Especially because all of the event’s proceeds go to charity there is no reason anyone should miss out on this once in a lifetime performance. Stay tuned to the Eagles Eye for information about the show as we get closer to opening night on December 5th!