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Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker 2012

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:37pm PDT
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The Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker will be dazzling audiences of all ages in Vancouver this Christmas, set to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score performed by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Photo courtesy of the Goh Ballet.

Experience Clara’s dream come to life as she embarks on a magical journey through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets where she is greeted by the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy. An unforgettable adventure awaits as her gallant Nutcracker battles the evil Mouse King and his army of mischievous mice. This heart-warming production is sure to delight audiences of all ages with more than 200 glittering costumes, dramatic sets and valuable lessons.

Performances will take place at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer St) December 19th to December 22nd, 2012 at 7:30pm, and December 22nd and December 23rd, 2012 at 2:00pm. Tickets are on sale now for $30 to $95.

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is offering up Nutcracker package deals and you can enter the Nutcracker Raffle to support community arts and the Goh Ballet.

Photo courtesy of the Goh Ballet.

Last year I took my niece to the ballet for the first time. Gathering under the marquee with tickets in hand, cheeks rosy red from the cold and coats buttoned to our chins, we entered the theatre with a sense of wonder. By the end of the first act we were both enchanted by the performance. If you would like to experience this magical holiday show for yourself, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Prize tickets are for opening night, December 19, 2012. Follow the performance on Twitter and Facebook for information about the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker this year.

The Goh Ballet Youth Company was established in 1979, by Principal Dancers of The National Ballet of China, Choo Chiat and Lin Yee Goh. Its objective is the pursuit of technical and artistic excellence in conjunction with raising cultural awareness in the community. This performing group reflects Vancouver’s cultural diversity. It serves as a magnet to attract talented dancers locally and abroad, and helps to ease the transition from student to professional dancer.

Update The winner is Hillary!

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  1. Fannie says:

    Always wanted to see this ballet!

  2. ho says:

    Would love to take my daughter!

  3. Haven’t been to a ballet in a zillion years. Would love to break that streak.

  4. Kirsten says:

    I’d love to win this!

  5. Heather says:

    Oh, my six-year-old would enjoy this at Christmas!

  6. Erin says:

    I’ve always wanted to see the Nutcracker live!

  7. Breeze says:

    I have a five year old nephew who would love this. As would I.

  8. Jeff says:

    Yay, Nutcracker!

  9. Susan says:

    My daughter would be delighted to see the Nutcracker.

  10. Colleen says:

    I’ve never seen the Nutcracker before, and it’s about time I check it out!

  11. Hayley says:

    Would love to see this <3

  12. Ken Gardner says:

    I love to go!

  13. tania says:

    Would love to take my daughter!

  14. rino says:

    That would be a great show!

  15. Michael Kwan says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been to a ballet.

  16. Danika says:

    Never seen the Nutcracker before!

  17. Shelley says:

    I am dying to see this Ballet.

  18. Julie says:

    Have always wanted to see this!!

  19. Nancy says:

    I haven’t seen The Nutcracker in many, many years and would love to see this production.

  20. Elizabeth B says:

    I’ve never seen this ballet and I would love to take my daughter!

  21. NicT says:

    Love the ballet!

  22. Tracy says:

    The nutcracker=Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

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  24. Debra says:

    I would love to see a Goh Ballet production, especially The Nutcracker!

  25. Lor says:

    Would be lovely with my daughter!

  26. maria says:

    My niece would love to see this!

  27. luc says:

    The Nutcracker is sublime, even for adults!

  28. Aimee says:

    My daughter is dying to see this!

  29. Jen says:

    Have been wanting to take my daughter forever!

  30. Ashlee says:

    Would love to see this!

  31. charlene says:

    Would love to take my daughter to this!

  32. Denise says:

    i would love to go to the ballet

  33. Ramona says:

    I have never see the goh performance before.

  34. Marieke says:

    I would love this. I am not going home for Christmas. This would be a perfect activity.

  35. Krista says:

    Would love to see Goh’s Nutcracker!

  36. Ana says:

    My sister danced ballet for 18 years– I want to give her a chance to see the Nutcracker from the audience instead of being stuck back stage!

  37. Greta says:

    I would loooove to see the Nutcracker! I’ve never seen a traditional ballet like that ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Roberta says:

    never been to the ballet, looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Tiffany Haziza says:

    Dreams do come true…

  40. Maureen says:

    Ballet-what a beautiful art form!

  41. Tiffany Haziza says:

    Dreams do come true!

  42. Tania says:

    This is one of my favorite holiday productions. Will take my daughter!

  43. Darcy says:

    I’ve never seen the nutcracker! I’d love to go

  44. Elysia says:

    BC Ballet was really intense, The Nutcracker will not disappoint either.

  45. Tracy says:

    would love to see this in BC!

  46. Delores says:

    Would absolutely love to take my daughters to the ballet! What a treat it’ll be!

  47. Sunita bassra says:

    Send me for my 24th bday!

  48. Jenn S says:

    If I won this, I could take going to the ballet off my bucket list

  49. Jacquelyn says:

    This would be an amazing way to get into the holiday spirit! I hope I win!

  50. Vicky says:

    This is on My bucket list, love to see this

  51. Kristina says:

    The Nutcracker will always have a special spot in my heart and being able to go to this would be amazing!

  52. Sandra says:

    I could take my niece too!

  53. Meggers says:

    I’d love to see it ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Michelle says:

    Would love to go see this magical show

  55. Debbie says:

    My 3yr old daughter would love to go! Hope we win

  56. karen says:

    I’ve never seen this one in person. Would love to go!

  57. Peter H says:

    I love tchaikovsky, this sounds great!

  58. Alan says:

    Would love to see this.

  59. Hilary says:

    I’d love to take my Mom to this!

  60. Gigi says:

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

  61. Megan says:

    Haven’t been in many years, but loved it! Would be a wonderful experience to go again.

  62. Sabrina says:

    Would love to take my 9 yr. old son to this! Magical, even for a boy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Vince says:

    What a nice evening out.

  64. S.Field says:

    It’s been so long since I’ve seen the nutcracker – would love to go. And I know just the friend to take…

  65. Katie says:

    I’ve never had the chance to go, would love to check it out.

  66. Michelle says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see it!

  67. Luis says:

    Sounds like a perfect night out with my wife.

  68. Amrit says:

    I’ve never been to a ballet before and I’ve always wantes to see the Nutcracker!

  69. Natassia says:

    I’ve never been cause it was so expensive but I’ve always wanted to go!!!

  70. K says:

    I’ve always wanted to see Goh!

  71. Curtis says:

    I’ve never seen a ballet or the Nutcracker before!

  72. Jeannelle says:

    I would love to take my sister!

  73. Mildred Huerta says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to te ballet!!

  74. Michelle says:

    Never been to a ballet, would love to experience this with my daughter!

  75. Jan says:

    this would be beautiful

  76. Ben says:

    Mahalo for da supah contests!!

  77. Rebecca says:

    Love The Nutcracker!

  78. Gwen says:

    My youngest would be thrilled to see this!

  79. mary says:

    yay nutcracker

  80. Wally says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. Sharan says:

    Really want to see the Nutcracker!!

  82. Steve v. says:

    The only ballet I like!

  83. Dilara says:

    Would love to win this!

  84. Dawn says:

    Such beautiful part of the Christmas season!

  85. Siobhan S. says:

    I’ve only ever seen it on tv, so it would be a special treat to see the magic in real life!

  86. Janet says:

    What could be more lovely at Christmas?!

  87. Lucie B says:

    I’ve never been to a ballet, and have always wanted to see this classic! It would be such a treat.

  88. Shannon Mac says:

    My best friend goes every year. Would love to take her or my mom.

  89. John says:

    Thank you for offering these. My daughter is a budding young dancer and would so like to go. She has a Goh Ballet poster of The Nutcracker on her wall. I’m an artist in between money right now. Either way this will really make someone’s day…

  90. Connie Ng says:

    I’ve NEVER seen a ballet before (except on TV). I would LOVE to go and take my sister or my friends along. I was also a volunteer for Goh once too!

  91. Kiri says:

    Oh how I love the ballet! The Nutcracker has been on my Christmas list for a few years now… pick me!

  92. Steve C. says:

    It would be awesome to take my daughter.

  93. Jen says:

    Dying to see this! I adore Goh

  94. linda says:

    Never been to the ballet before. This would be an excellent way to get introduced.

  95. Deb says:

    I have never been to the ballet, the Nutcracker is such a classic, I would love to see it

  96. catherine says:

    My six year old ballerina would LOVE to go to the Goh Nutcracker. I of course would love it too!

  97. Marianne says:

    A classic ballet!!

  98. Erina says:

    Would love to go to the ballet.

  99. Linda says:

    This looks wonderfully Christmas-y ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Shanye says:

    Would love to go!

  101. Renee Mellody says:

    My 6 year old daughters would love to see this. One of my daughters is in ballet and keeps asking me to go. Would make our Christmas.

  102. Jessica R.F says:

    I have many fond memories of dancing in the Royal City Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker for two years…back in the day. I worshipped the ground that the Sugar Plum Fairy pirouetted on, night after night. I’d love to see Goh’s Nutcracker; I still haven’t been to one of their performances!

  103. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    I would love to take my 8 year old daughter who has ASD. She has never been to a ballet but would def love to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. Virginia says:

    I love The Nutcracker ballet!

  105. CG says:

    A Christmas tradition….

  106. Jennifer says:

    This sounds like an amazing way to spend time in the run-up to the holidays!

  107. Kay says:

    Yes, please!

  108. Lani says:

    I would love to go with my granddaughter

  109. Anna says:

    Ahh perfect night! My last exam is on the afternoon of the 19th, would love to go to this to relax afterwards! =D

  110. Hillary says:

    Would love to see the Goh Ballet’s rendition of this!

  111. Stephanie says:

    I would love to take my almost 6 year old to her first ever nutcracker for her birthday. She would love it!

  112. Bremda Ansley says:

    I have never been and I would love to go!

  113. Teresa says:

    I’d love to see this.

  114. Kathy says:

    Would love to take my sweetheart

  115. Eileen H says:

    One of my earliest memories of the theatre is going with my parents to The Nutcracker when I was about 7. It led me to taking ballet lessons for a few years until I grew too tall. My parents are now in their eighties, and I would send them.

  116. Gary T says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!

  117. Vaughn says:

    Looks neat

  118. cindy quach says:

    what would christmas be without the nutcracker?

  119. grace says:

    I played this suite on tape so much during christmas when i was young. would love to take my don to this event. beautiful and magical

  120. mary says:

    I have always dreamed of going to this production!

  121. Kim says:

    Would love to see the Nutcracker live. Only ever seen it on tv. I hear the Goh puts on a fabulous production.

  122. Dora says:

    Would love to take my ballet lover friend!!

  123. Meaghan says:

    I’m a Guider and I think one of my girls is in this. I’d love to see her perform.

  124. Samantha says:

    Never seen the Nutcracker!

  125. Cyndi says:

    I need more culture in my life, this would be a good start

  126. Jennifer says:

    This ballet has been a family tradition at Christmas time.
    I have been attending local productions for the past few years and would love to see a professional ballet perform it again. A lovely way to enjoy the holiday season with family.
    Happy Holidays!

  127. Glen says:

    I’d absolutely love to be able to see this with my wife.

  128. Rachel says:

    My daughter has always wanted to see it!

  129. Sevie says:

    My favorite ballet ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Candice TownSchon says:

    I’d love to take my Mum! She loves this ballet!

  131. Christine says:

    I would be thrilled to go to this!! It would be a perfect way to celebrate Christmas with mom!

  132. Dominique says:

    I love The Nutcracker!

  133. Judy says:

    This would be a wonderful daughter and mom evening out. A classic to enjoy together

  134. Maria says:

    I’m a frustrated ballerina! I need to be there!

  135. Anna says:

    would love to win this

  136. Lindsay says:

    I have always wanted to experience something like this!

  137. Gina says:

    Crossing my fingers for a Christmas treat!

  138. Stotes says:

    I’ve never seen this live!

  139. Brittany says:

    Spending this christmas for the first time in vancouver with my hubby! So excited to see what this city has to offer us during my favourite time of year!

  140. Brittany says:

    Spending this christmas for the first time in vancouver with my hubby! So excited to see what this city has to offer us during my favourite time of year!

  141. Jenn says:

    I remember going to the ballet for the very first time when I was an adult to see the Nutcracker. It was pure magic. I would love to be able to take my 6 year old son to see this so I can pass along the magical feeling to him this Christmas.

    Thanks for much.

  142. Tara Wasney says:

    I haven’t been to the nutcracker in years, i remember going with my mom and sister when were younger and both in dance. I wanted so badly to be up on that stage! Its a beautiful show and I would love to take my mom again!

  143. Alex says:

    Great play to take the kids!

  144. Veronica says:

    This is a classic Christmas Ballet performance. We would love to attend!!

  145. Shirley says:

    I love watching ballet.

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  147. Leanne M says:

    my daughter would be thrilled

  148. Sandy says:

    would love to go to this

  149. Alex says:

    would love to finally see this ballet!

  150. Samantha says:

    I’ve been wanting to see this since i was 5

  151. Rosalia says:

    Sounds like a great event! Good luck all!

  152. valerie says:

    Would love to take my niece to ballet for first time! (she is almost 11)

  153. Amy says:

    the nutcracker is my favourite ballet!

  154. JANE says:

    I would love to take my 6 yr old daughter!

  155. tracy says:

    perfect for the holiday season!

  156. Sioned says:

    Yes please!

  157. Julianna says:

    Would be wonderful to see!

  158. Elektra Harris says:

    My partner who is male really wants to see a ballet. He loves the nutcracker music.
    One of my colleagues children is in this production. My partner wants to go to a ballet even more than me! And has requested the Nutcracker. I will find a way!

    thank you

  159. gail whitworth says:

    can’t think of a better arts production t present the art of christmas

  160. Shan says:

    Would love to send my mom and my daughter!

  161. Harv says:

    great night out

  162. Stacey says:

    I’d love to go!

  163. Murray Atherton says:

    Saw the Nutcracker in Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Ballet Company. It was magical. Would love to see it again!

  164. Natalie says:

    I saw the Goh Ballet last year with my mother and it was WONDERFUL! I would love to be able to bring my boyfriend to see it, I think he’d like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  165. Ryan says:

    My daughter would love to see this!

  166. Angela says:

    It would be absolutely amazing to take my daughter to this!

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