NUTCRACKER by Gary Taylor Dance – Nov. 29th, 30th, & Dec. 1st

Gary Taylor’s Nutcracker will be held at the newly renovated Bradshaw Performing Arts Center at Sandhills Community College on:

Friday, November 29 at 7:00
Saturday, December 30 at 2:00
Sunday, December 1 at 2:00

Featured Guests: Sarah Costanza, Caroline Mays, Juliette Neveu, Annabelle Black, Colton Liberator, Katie Mays, Rita Taylor,

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at More information can be obtained at or by calling the studio at 910-420-1025. They can also email at

On Tuesday, November 26th, we will host two school performance for over 1,000 students from primarily Title I schools.

As special sensory-friendly performance will occur on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. This special showing of Gary Taylor's "The Nutcracker" is adapted for adults, children and families with special needs. Tickets go on sale Monday, October 21st and are $10 each.

Special thanks to TDF’s National Autism- Friendly Performance Training Program for serving as an advisor, This program has been made possible, in part, through a grant from NEXT for AUTISM from the proceeds of Night of Too Many Stars.

Side note: The Mays family is and has always been heavily involved with Taylor Dance. Katie and Brooks Mays, MD (endocrinologist at Pinehurst Medical Clinic) have three children. Carolina, Robbie (both dance) and Brooks, Jr. Brooks, Jr. is autistic. Pinehurst Medical Clinic is a major sponsor of the show. Juliette and Caroline are seniors this year.


Gary Taylor of Taylor Dance talks about his dance company, located in Southern Pines and their upcoming production of The Nutcracker, which will play on Friday, Nov. 27th thru Sunday Nov. 29th.    Tickets can be purchased for this Holiday event at or by phone at 855-222-2849.


In addition to The Nutcracker, Gary speaks passionately about the dance school and what it’s meant to the young dancers (ages 3 – 18) over the years.  Gary and Rita Taylor have had many “coachable moments” over the years with many of their students and he brings that important element to life.

David Michael Wolff of the Carolina Philharmonic talks about his iconic organization in Moore County and highlights their Thanksgiving eve Holiday Pops Extravaganza at the Carolina Hotel, Wed. evening, Nov. 25th, featuring Broadway star Clark Thorell. as well as his upcoming Dec. 10th performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Owens Auditorium.


David and Gary easily collaborate on their shared experiences in working with many of the students and children of Moore County.

These two gentleman make a difference for these children in providing not only exposure to the Arts, but a discipline, life lessons & an appreciation that will stay with them as they grow into adulthood.