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The Nutcracker Ballet in Vancouver

Monday, November 28th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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Ballet BC presents the return of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker this holiday season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Nutcracker Vancouver
Photo courtesy of the Alberta Ballet

This classic Christmas tale will have sugarplum fairies dancing around an opulent set depicting 30th century Imperial Russia. Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable musical score will be played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Ballet BC presents the Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker from December 28 until December 31, 2011. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances at 7:30pm with two early shows on Friday and Saturday at 2:00pm.

Tickets are currently available online starting at $30. The timing makes it a great gift this season. If you would like to win your way in, I also have two tickets up for grabs. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • RT to enter to win #Nutcracker tickets from @BalletBC & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:00am Monday, December 5, 2011.

    Update The winner is Tyson!

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  1. Vivian says:

    wolves, nutcrackers, sugarplum ferries… sounds magical. We all need a little magic.

  2. Winnie says:

    I’ve always wanted to watch the Nutcracker Ballet!!!

  3. Shaylene says:

    This would make a great birthday present for my mom!

  4. Chris says:

    Count me in!

  5. Leanna says:

    That looks fabulous – love the winter wonderland effect.

  6. Courtney says:

    It looks amazing!

  7. Michelle says:

    I would love to win this.thanks

  8. My mother took me to the Nutcracker for Christmas when I was 8. That was 30 years ago. I’d love to see it again. I may do so regardless of this draw, but winning would be nice. πŸ™‚

  9. Anita says:

    I’m so excited about this! Pick meeeee please (randomly, of course)!

  10. Eunice says:

    This looks amazing. I’ve actually never seen a ballet before!

  11. Vicky says:

    What a treat this would be!

  12. Harj says:

    Can’t wait to see this!

  13. Michelle says:

    I have never seen a ballet and to share it with my daughter would be even more special!!

  14. Claudia Montes says:

    Would love to see this!!!

  15. Tiffany says:

    I’ve never seen a ballet before. This year we’re putting it on our to do list πŸ™‚ Would love to go.

  16. Arieanna says:

    I’ve always wanted to see this!

  17. Meg W says:

    One of my favourite xmas things to do!

  18. Hayley says:

    Love ballet~!

  19. Athol says:

    I really want to see this!

  20. Erin says:

    When I was a kid, this was my favourite Christmas special on tv!

  21. Lori says:

    Looks great!

  22. jaci says:

    I have ALWAYS wanted to see this!

  23. Kendall says:

    I would love to go!

  24. Virginia says:

    This is an AMAZING production of The Nutcracker! Love the theme! πŸ˜€

  25. Britt says:

    I would LOVE to go to this! It would be absoulutely amazing! This would make for the perfect holiday season!

  26. lucy kabatoff says:

    count me in

  27. Katie P says:

    Would love to win this!

  28. Ronnie says:

    I would love to see this!

  29. Heather says:

    Great giveaway!

  30. Travelbuds says:

    I would love to take my daughter to this.

  31. Eileen says:

    Never seen it…yet!

  32. Natalie says:

    I’d love to see it!

  33. Angela R says:

    Oooooh I am Nutcracker Crazy like a Cat Lady!

  34. Eileen Bennett says:

    the Nutcracker is a classic

  35. Mercedes says:

    Please put me in the contest..

  36. Krystle says:

    It is a classic! Would love to see the Alberta Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker.

  37. Sanaz says:

    I have never seen it before so would love to check it out!

  38. Chris says:

    I would love to see this, I remember my Grandmother introducing us to the ballet as a very young girl (we could never have afforded it) and have never forgotten the magic of the Nutcracker. Thanks for the chance!!

  39. Leanne says:

    I would love to see what they’re doing now. I was in it as a child in ballet and it was truly magical then – I can only imagine how amazing it would be now. Thanks for the chance at this great prize!

  40. Steph says:

    Omgoodness, I would love love love to go to this!

  41. Shelley says:

    I have never seen it. I would love to win tickets!

  42. jeanie says:

    be awesome to take my 8 yr old goddaughter to this! =D

  43. tracy says:

    something to do over winter break πŸ˜€ yay!

  44. BJ says:

    I would love to take my mom!

  45. Mary says:

    aya nutcracker, my fav

  46. Jess says:

    This is going to be a great gift for my parents! πŸ™‚ Ballets are too beautiful πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. maria says:

    I have never seen the Nutcracker and have always wanted to!

  48. Linda says:

    i’ve NEVER been the ballet – hope i get the chance!

  49. Linda says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet, would love to go to this show!

  50. Rebecca says:

    I love the Nutcracker!

  51. Leah says:

    would love to see this!

  52. Portia says:

    The Nutcracker is one of my favorites! a family christmas tradition πŸ™‚ would LOVE to go and relive my childhood.

  53. lori says:

    The Nutcracker is so fabulous!!

  54. Kim says:

    Never been to the ballet and would love to go. The Nutcracker sounds like a good spot to start.

  55. linda says:

    I have never watched the Nutcracker but have heard wonderful things. This would be an awesome introduction to it.

  56. Brenda says:

    I always love going to the ballet!

  57. Mae says:

    I’ve never been to the Nutcracker, so this would be fun!

  58. Mike says:

    It’s a classic.

  59. Kerri says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see the Nutcracker. She is in ballet and would absolutely love it!

  60. Michelle M says:

    I would love to take my daughter to this!!

  61. Noelle says:

    Haven’t seen the Nutcracker since I was a kid, with my Mom – it would be fun to take my Mom in return now that I’m an adult! πŸ™‚

  62. Caroline says:

    I was a ballerina in the Nutcracker Ballet when I was 8 years old! Would love to reminisce it all at the BalletBC production! =)

  63. Pamela says:

    would love to surprise my best friend with these tickets!!

  64. Vanessa says:

    Would love to see this!

  65. Alex says:

    It’s not the holidays without the Nutcracker!

  66. Deidre says:

    this would be a treat night out!

  67. Vince says:

    I would love to take my daugther to this!

  68. Michaela says:

    This ballet has always held a special place in my heart after being a sugar plum fairy in my first ballet performance when I was 4! I love to see this at Christmas time, and would love to win tickets πŸ™‚

  69. Misty says:

    As much as I’ve always wanted to see this performance, I’ve never had the chance. Would love to see it this year! One of my favourite shows growing up.

  70. Kelly says:

    The Nutcracker is a holiday classic! It brings that much more beauty and magic to the Christmas season..

  71. tania says:

    This would be beautiful to see!

  72. Bernadette says:

    would love to win tickets to see this, it’s been an annual tradition for my son and I to attend the Nutcracker!

  73. rino says:

    My wife would love this!

  74. richardw says:

    LOVE to take my girlfriend!

  75. Lena says:

    Would love to hear the beautiful music and see the costumes!

  76. Tom says:

    My girlfriend would love this.

  77. Stephanie says:

    This is a great ballet.

  78. Leanne Legare says:

    would love to take my daughter!!

  79. Kate says:

    Would love to take my daughter!

  80. ho says:

    Never actually seen the whole thing before πŸ™‚

  81. Caitlin Enright says:

    I loooove the Nutcracker!!

  82. Jenn says:

    Have always wanted to see Nutcracker live…

  83. Martha says:

    Yay! I’ve never been to the Nutcracker Ballet! would love to win!

  84. That would be lots of fun!

  85. Ceci says:

    The Nutcracker!! Would love to win tickets!

  86. Donna says:

    Always wanted to see the Nutcracker, it somehow makes me think of cinnamon spiced lattes & all things cozy. Never seen a ballet before either and this would be an awesome intro. By the way, for anyone interested in dance, “Pina” is a beautiful & powerful film!

  87. Yasmine says:

    Looks FAB, I’ve never been and would love to take my mom for her 80th! Cheers! πŸ™‚

  88. Rachele says:

    Nutcracker sounds amazing! I’ve never been but always wanted to go since I was a kid!

  89. Hilary says:

    I’d love to take my friend Robyn to see the Nutcracker because we both know our boys would never go!

  90. Tricia says:

    Looks amazing! Would love to go.

  91. Rick Leonovich says:

    I have never gone to one before, would love to win tickets

  92. Wendy says:

    I’ve never seen the Nutcracker and would love to go this year.

  93. christina says:

    Would love to go!

  94. Vincent Chen says:

    my mom would love this!

  95. Kay says:

    Would love to win tickets!

  96. Joanna Brewster says:

    Would make a very Memorable mommy daughter date!

  97. John Cruz says:

    Ooh, I’d love to take my girls to see this!

  98. Kim says:

    I went a few years ago it was so good!

  99. Nancy says:

    I would love to see the Nutcracker in real life. I have only seen it on TV.

  100. FPJensen says:

    One day…. I too, will be seated to watch this glorious production up close & personal! May this year, time, be one more thing to remove as “have done” from my *bucket list”! ~One day I wished upon a star….

  101. Scott Wallace says:

    I took my daughter to the Nutcracker when she was four. I bought her a big furry coat. She felt special. This is one of my fondest memories. She is 15 and asked me if we could go again. The music, the dance, the atmosphere is truly magical

  102. Tom says:

    Nutcracker a couple years ago was great – would love to go again.

  103. Sarah Mary says:

    The nutcracker!!! I have ALWAYS wanted to see you, but alas I have not πŸ™
    Let’s both hope we will be introduced soon!!

  104. Daryl says:

    My wife would love this

  105. Margaret says:

    I love the ballet and I love the music – it would be the icing on the Christmas cake to see this performance.

  106. Tyson says:

    Nice pre stocking stuffer for my wife and daughter!

  107. Jennifer Mancinelli says:

    I’ve never been to a ballet and I LOVE all things Christmas! Pick me pretty please!

  108. Jennifer Mancinelli says:

    I LOVE all things Christmas! Pick me pretty please!

  109. Bean says:

    Look fabulous, hope I win so I can tweet all about it!!!

  110. Barbara says:

    I want to go to my first musical!! πŸ˜€

  111. Barbara says:

    Oops. My head was stuck in beauty and the beast. I mean first ballet performance!!

  112. Mila says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the ballet!

  113. Jen says:

    I’ve seen Goh Ballet’s production but I haven’t seen this one yet. Would love to check it out!

  114. Steph says:

    I am so ready for Christmas, yay Nutcracker!

  115. Krista Embertson says:

    Been waiting to take my son, who has been begging to go We have watched on TV but I have never been able to take him to the live performance and would love nothing more than to escort my handsome 15 year old son to watch The Nutcracker! He first fell in love with Ballet thanks to the TV show Toy Castle performed by many members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

  116. Sheryl Stephenson says:

    My daughter and I have gone every year but one since she was five (she’s now 14) and even got to dance in it last year with the Moscow ballet. Haven’t got any tickets yet this year, slipped my mind, would be awesome to win!

  117. Char says:

    Great to watch to get into the Christmas mood!

  118. Khursten Bullock says:

    I love the nutcracker!

  119. Pat says:

    When I was little, my grandma used to take me to local productions of the Nutcracker. I loved it so much that I took ballet lessons for many years. My daughter has now been taking lessons for 6 years, and I would love to take her to see this. I know it will be a magical experience for her!!

  120. Jeff MacLeod says:

    Excellent gift

  121. Carmen says:

    Visions of sugarplums dance in my head!

  122. The perfect solution for post-Christmas blues!

  123. Teresa K says:

    I love the Nutcracker.

  124. John B says:

    Would love to win a pair of tickets!

  125. Debbie says:

    ThIs would be a great family trAdition to start with my daughter anD myself. I’ve wanted to take her for 2 years but its hard to afford it when you’re a single mom

  126. Holly says:

    I so badly want to win this and take my sister!

  127. Cathy says:

    I love the Nutcracker. I love the music, the dancing, the giant mouse king!!!

  128. s h e r r y says:

    πŸ™‚ I would love to go see this; I’ve only seen recordings of ballets. One day, I’d like to see the Bolshoi ballet.

  129. Dilara says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet before, this would be amazing!

  130. Judith says:

    I LOVE this most Excellent Ballet Troup and the Nutcracker play! Thank you for having this contest! πŸ™‚

  131. Debra says:

    Great childhood memories of going to this ballet!

  132. alice irwin says:

    sounds fab – I would take my 5 year old – I think she would be thrilled

  133. Jenn says:

    I’ve been hearing the rumours of how amazing this ballet is since childhood. Please make my dreams come true! It would be a Christmas miracle!

  134. Katie says:

    Would love to go this πŸ™‚

  135. sandy says:

    never taken my daughter (8 years old) to any musical and this would be great

  136. Beth says:

    I’ve never seen the Nutcracker – would love to go!

  137. isha says:

    would be nice to take my mom

  138. Laura says:

    Would love to see this!

  139. Lola says:

    Would love to see the Nutcracker!

  140. Jeff says:

    Would love to take my ballerina daughter to this.

  141. Chika says:

    Would love to see it with my daughter!!!

  142. rubai says:

    this is on my holiday bucket list πŸ™‚

  143. I’ve never been to a ballet.

  144. gigi says:

    It would be a treat if I won. Never been to a ballet before, let alone the famous Nutcracker!

  145. sarah w. says:

    Would be a dream come true to go to the Nutcracker!

  146. Thomson says:

    Would love a chance to see this!

  147. Bronwyn Livingston says:

    My mum and grandmother used to take me every year! How I miss those days!

  148. Grace C. says:

    A-m-a-z-i-n-g! I’m not a huge festive person, but would love to end my year with such an inspiring ballet!

  149. Katie B says:

    I would like to take my mom for christmas and I cannot afford to otherwise.

  150. Martha says:


  151. Cyndi T says:

    This would be a great family outing

  152. Tracy says:

    Would love to see it!

  153. Laura says:

    The first (and only) time I went my mom got me tickets for Christmas when I was 13. It was so magical.
    I’d love to return the favour πŸ™‚

  154. Nicole says:

    EEE! Would love to watch the Nutcracker ballet!! My aunt took me when I was little and I would love to take her this time πŸ™‚

  155. Dee says:

    Seen the Nutcracker with my parents ever since I was 3!! Love it!

  156. Jen says:

    I have never seen the nutcracker, and neither has my mom. This would be such a wonderful experience for her and I! I hope I win! Good luck to all of you πŸ™‚

  157. Sherry says:

    I would love to take my niece to see this ballet.

  158. Carmen says:

    Love love love the nutcracker!

  159. Joanne says:

    I would love to see The Nutcracker!

  160. Nancy says:

    I would love to attend the Nutcracker this year….it’s a real holiday tradition!

  161. harold victor says:

    Going to The Nutcracker would be an awesome treat for the holidays.

  162. Erin says:

    What a treat !! I don’t know who would be more amazed to see it- my 6 y.o. Daughter or me?

  163. Sharon says:

    Have always wanted to see this ballet!!!

  164. Sherry says:

    My 80 year mom will be in town for christmas this year- what a treat!

  165. Tina says:

    I would love to see the Nutcracker! My fiance and I have really wanted to go and it would be awesome to win these tickets.

  166. Candice C says:

    i’ve never been and would love to see it.

  167. Grace says:

    i adore the Nutcracker. Would be a pleasure to bring my partner!

  168. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    My daughter would love this πŸ™‚

  169. kahhlee says:

    I have never been to any ballet show, so this would be awesome!! =)

  170. Von says:

    Great way to start the holidays.

  171. Christine says:

    Would love to take my sis!

  172. Kirsten Jacobsen says:

    Would love to see this!!!

  173. gina says:

    loved this since i was a child =)

  174. Sharylin says:

    I think this would be a magical production to attend

  175. Daphne says:

    I’d love to see this!

  176. Marianne says:

    A live magical production to see!

  177. Kathy says:

    I remember entering this contest but I didn’t win!

  178. Sharon says:

    I’d love to take my Mum!

  179. Ned says:

    My that looks fabulous. It’d be a swell way to cap the year!

  180. Tanya says:

    I was just talking about how much i want to go to this!

  181. Ange says:

    Pick me! Pick me!! Pretty please with sugarplums!!!

  182. angie says:

    i would love to see the Nutcracker live!

  183. Vicki says:

    Missed the Nutcracker last year, but I try to go see it every year! Would love to see it again in my new home!

  184. Mark says:

    Ballet? Fun!

  185. Sarah says:

    This looks fantastic — would love to go!

  186. Katy says:

    Was wondering if there was going to be a Nutcracker here. One of my faves and I was missing not seeing it after just moving from toronto

  187. Alana says:

    i love xmas…..

  188. Cameron says:

    My parents took my brother and I to The NutCracker 40 years ago in Toronto, when I was about 10. At dinner my father said he had “tickets” and we were so excited thinking it would be for the Maple Leafs/Canadians hockey game. We were crestfallen to find out it was for the ballet. To top it off, we ran into my French Teacher at the theatre, and she told the class about meeting me there the next day. I was upset with my parents for a long time, but now they are gone and I would tell other parents not to be afraid to take their boys to the ballet (but not on a hockey night).

  189. Carmelle says:

    The Nutcracker is truly a classic. I remember this from when I was a kid!

  190. Kelly says:

    Never been to the nutcracker ballet before!

  191. Petra says:

    Wonderful family contest, thanks Miss604!

  192. marrrio_ says:

    this would be an amazing gift for my girlfriend! we have yet to go to a ballet here in vancouver

  193. Bre N says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to win! I would love to take my boyfriend as he has never celebrated the holidays until this year.

  194. Leah says:

    I’ve never seen a live performance of the Nutcracker before, would love to go!

  195. Nancy says:

    Would LOVE to take my daughter to this production!

  196. Aileen R says:

    Never been to a ballet, this would be an awesome start! :o)

  197. Debbie says:

    Just shear magic!

  198. Jessica says:

    My daughter has been asking me to take her to see it.

  199. Kiera says:

    Wouldn’t be the Christmas season without The Nutcracker!

  200. Robin says:

    I’d really like to take a guy I’m friends with. He’s never been to see the Nutcracker and really wants to go this year! It’d be a great surprise.

  201. JANET LEE says:


  202. Ruby says:

    I would love to go!

  203. Nancy says:

    It would be nice to see

  204. Anna says:

    I danced in the nutcracker when I was a kid, such good memories to watch it again!

  205. Mark says:


  206. Kristi Ferguson says:

    Oh, how I love the Nutcracker!

  207. Lisa says:

    My mom took me to this as a kid. I think it’s been 35 years at least since I’ve been. I’d love to find out if it’s timeless

  208. janice says:

    I want to see this!

  209. Noella King says:

    My daughter would love this.

  210. KT says:

    Such a great holiday tradition

  211. Adrienne says:


  212. Cameron says:

    Last minute!

  213. Novaira says:

    Never seen the ballet before, would love to catch this show !

  214. lsia says:

    yes! please

  215. Ro says:

    I’d love to take my mom!

  216. Kat says:

    I have always wanted to see the Nutcracker! Looks breathtaking!!

  217. Rachelle says:

    I remember going each year when I was a little kid with my mom and sisters!

  218. Bernadette says:

    Nutcracker my 11 year old son and I always see during the holidays. We get all dressed up and see it together and is a very special time for us. It’s our holiday tradition for the last 3 years now. Very excited to see them again this year. A true classic!

  219. Amber-Rose says:

    I would absolutely love to see this ballet, ive never seen it as a ballet and its one of my favourite stories. My 8 year old said he would go with me too πŸ™‚

  220. Amber-Rose says:

    oops didnt see the deadline πŸ™

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