Theater opens season with black-tie event

The Hilton Head Dance Theatre's gala tribute to directors John and Karena Brock-Carlyle will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. The black-tie event opens the dance theater's 25th season and includes a silent auction, entertainment by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, a performance from guest artists of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and a performance of "The Nutcracker's Land of Sweets," choreographed by John Carlyle. Tickets are $100. Details: 843-842-2787, www.artshhi.com