Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker 2012

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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. FannieTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:39pm PST

    Always wanted to see this ballet!

  2. hoTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:39pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter!

  3. Brooke TakharTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:41pm PST

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

  4. KirstenTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:41pm PST

    I’d love to win this!

  5. HeatherTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:50pm PST

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

  6. ErinTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:55pm PST

    I’ve always wanted to see the Nutcracker live!

  7. BreezeTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:00pm PST

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

  8. JeffTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:21pm PST

    Yay, Nutcracker!

  9. SusanTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:28pm PST

    My daughter would be delighted to see the Nutcracker.

  10. ColleenTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST

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

  11. HayleyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Would love to see this <3

  12. Ken GardnerTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:48pm PST

    I love to go!

  13. taniaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:53pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter!

  14. rinoTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:56pm PST

    That would be a great show!

  15. Michael KwanTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:57pm PST

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

  16. DanikaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:58pm PST

    Never seen the Nutcracker before!

  17. ShelleyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:05pm PST

    I am dying to see this Ballet.

  18. JulieTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:06pm PST

    Have always wanted to see this!!

  19. NancyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:30pm PST

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

  20. Elizabeth BTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:33pm PST

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

  21. NicTTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:49pm PST

    Love the ballet!

  22. TracyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 5:19pm PST

    The nutcracker=Christmas 🙂

  23. Little Pieces of LightTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 6:45pm PST

    I’ve just discovered your website and I absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for the amazing tips on what to do in my own city 🙂



  24. DebraTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 7:13pm PST

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

  25. LorTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 7:18pm PST

    Would be lovely with my daughter!

  26. mariaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 7:20pm PST

    My niece would love to see this!

  27. lucTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 7:38pm PST

    The Nutcracker is sublime, even for adults!

  28. AimeeTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 8:02pm PST

    My daughter is dying to see this!

  29. JenTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 8:07pm PST

    Have been wanting to take my daughter forever!

  30. AshleeTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:02pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  31. charleneTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:04pm PST

    Would love to take my daughter to this!

  32. DeniseTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:04pm PST

    i would love to go to the ballet

  33. RamonaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:10pm PST

    I have never see the goh performance before.

  34. MariekeTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:18pm PST

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

  35. KristaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:24pm PST

    Would love to see Goh’s Nutcracker!

  36. AnaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:38pm PST

    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. GretaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:55pm PST

    I would loooove to see the Nutcracker! I’ve never seen a traditional ballet like that 🙂

  38. RobertaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:01pm PST

    never been to the ballet, looks amazing 🙂

  39. Tiffany HazizaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:03pm PST

    Dreams do come true…

  40. MaureenTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:03pm PST

    Ballet-what a beautiful art form!

  41. Tiffany HazizaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:05pm PST

    Dreams do come true!

  42. TaniaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:15pm PST

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

  43. DarcyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 11:16pm PST

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

  44. ElysiaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 12:53am PST

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

  45. TracyWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 12:55am PST

    would love to see this in BC!

  46. DeloresWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 1:53am PST

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

  47. Sunita bassraWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 2:38am PST

    Send me for my 24th bday!

  48. Jenn SWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 4:25am PST

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

  49. JacquelynWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 6:52am PST

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

  50. VickyWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:02am PST

    This is on My bucket list, love to see this

  51. KristinaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:10am PST

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

  52. SandraWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:12am PST

    I could take my niece too!

  53. MeggersWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:17am PST

    I’d love to see it 🙂

  54. MichelleWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:20am PST

    Would love to go see this magical show

  55. DebbieWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:24am PST

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

  56. karenWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:36am PST

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

  57. Peter HWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:38am PST

    I love tchaikovsky, this sounds great!

  58. AlanWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 7:39am PST

    Would love to see this.

  59. HilaryWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 8:03am PST

    I’d love to take my Mom to this!

  60. GigiWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 8:45am PST

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

  61. MeganWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 9:11am PST

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

  62. SabrinaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 9:21am PST

    Would love to take my 9 yr. old son to this! Magical, even for a boy! 🙂

  63. VinceWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 9:49am PST

    What a nice evening out.

  64. S.FieldWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 10:09am PST

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

  65. KatieWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 10:28am PST

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

  66. MichelleWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 10:36am PST

    I would love to take my daughter to see it!

  67. LuisWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 10:39am PST

    Sounds like a perfect night out with my wife.

  68. AmritWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 10:49am PST

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

  69. NatassiaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:00am PST

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

  70. KWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:10am PST

    I’ve always wanted to see Goh!

  71. CurtisWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:14am PST

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

  72. JeannelleWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:22am PST

    I would love to take my sister!

  73. Mildred HuertaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:26am PST

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

  74. MichelleWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:27am PST

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

  75. JanWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:34am PST

    this would be beautiful

  76. BenWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:44am PST

    Mahalo for da supah contests!!

  77. RebeccaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 12:05pm PST

    Love The Nutcracker!

  78. GwenWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 12:28pm PST

    My youngest would be thrilled to see this!

  79. maryWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 2:17pm PST

    yay nutcracker

  80. WallyWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 3:44pm PST

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. SharanWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 4:01pm PST

    Really want to see the Nutcracker!!

  82. Steve v.Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 4:03pm PST

    The only ballet I like!

  83. DilaraWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 4:03pm PST

    Would love to win this!

  84. DawnWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 6:14pm PST

    Such beautiful part of the Christmas season!

  85. Siobhan S.Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 9:00pm PST

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

  86. JanetThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 4:54am PST

    What could be more lovely at Christmas?!

  87. Lucie BThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 5:00am PST

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

  88. Shannon MacThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 9:04am PST

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

  89. JohnThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:10am PST

    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 NgThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:18am PST

    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. KiriThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:39am PST

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

  92. Steve C.Thursday, November 29th, 2012 — 12:19pm PST

    It would be awesome to take my daughter.

  93. JenThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 1:12pm PST

    Dying to see this! I adore Goh

  94. lindaThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 7:08pm PST

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

  95. DebThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 9:38pm PST

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

  96. catherineThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 9:44pm PST

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

  97. MarianneThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 10:39pm PST

    A classic ballet!!

  98. ErinaThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:06pm PST

    Would love to go to the ballet.

  99. LindaThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:30pm PST

    This looks wonderfully Christmas-y 🙂

  100. ShanyeFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 5:08am PST

    Would love to go!

  101. Renee MellodyFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 5:43am PST

    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.FFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 10:04am PST

    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 GervaisFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 12:14pm PST

    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 🙂

  104. VirginiaFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 4:23pm PST

    I love The Nutcracker ballet!

  105. CGFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 5:23pm PST

    A Christmas tradition….

  106. JenniferFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 5:50pm PST

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

  107. KayFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 6:08pm PST

    Yes, please!

  108. LaniFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 7:58pm PST

    I would love to go with my granddaughter

  109. AnnaFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 10:33pm PST

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

  110. HillarySaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 12:04pm PST

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

  111. StephanieSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 1:59pm PST

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

  112. Bremda AnsleySaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 2:33pm PST

    I have never been and I would love to go!

  113. TeresaSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 4:07pm PST

    I’d love to see this.

  114. KathySaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 7:31pm PST

    Would love to take my sweetheart

  115. Eileen HSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 7:41pm PST

    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 TSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 8:31pm PST

    I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!

  117. VaughnSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 8:47pm PST

    Looks neat

  118. cindy quachSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 10:45pm PST

    what would christmas be without the nutcracker?

  119. graceSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 11:12pm PST

    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. marySunday, December 2nd, 2012 — 5:40am PST

    I have always dreamed of going to this production!

  121. KimSunday, December 2nd, 2012 — 9:04am PST

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

  122. DoraSunday, December 2nd, 2012 — 10:28am PST

    Would love to take my ballet lover friend!!

  123. MeaghanSunday, December 2nd, 2012 — 1:20pm PST

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

  124. SamanthaSunday, December 2nd, 2012 — 10:54pm PST

    Never seen the Nutcracker!

  125. CyndiSunday, December 2nd, 2012 — 11:12pm PST

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

  126. JenniferMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 12:06am PST

    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. GlenMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 11:27am PST

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

  128. RachelMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 11:53am PST

    My daughter has always wanted to see it!

  129. SevieMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 12:13pm PST

    My favorite ballet 🙂

  130. Candice TownSchonMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 12:21pm PST

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

  131. ChristineMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

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

  132. DominiqueMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 1:13pm PST

    I love The Nutcracker!

  133. JudyMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

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

  134. MariaMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 5:02pm PST

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

  135. AnnaMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 7:19pm PST

    would love to win this

  136. LindsayMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 7:32pm PST

    I have always wanted to experience something like this!

  137. GinaMonday, December 3rd, 2012 — 9:02pm PST

    Crossing my fingers for a Christmas treat!

  138. Niamh RedmondTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 12:33am PST

    Why not? 🙂

  139. StotesTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 9:57am PST

    I’ve never seen this live!

  140. BrittanyTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 10:31am PST

    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. BrittanyTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 10:31am PST

    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!

  142. JennTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 11:09am PST

    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.

  143. Tara WasneyTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 1:02pm PST

    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!

  144. AlexTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 1:10pm PST

    Great play to take the kids!

  145. VeronicaTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 1:32pm PST

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

  146. ShirleyTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 4:04pm PST

    I love watching ballet.

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  148. Leanne MTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 9:14pm PST

    my daughter would be thrilled

  149. SandyTuesday, December 4th, 2012 — 11:01pm PST

    would love to go to this

  150. AlexWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 1:05am PST

    would love to finally see this ballet!

  151. SamanthaWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 2:40am PST

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

  152. RosaliaWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 10:04am PST

    Sounds like a great event! Good luck all!

  153. valerieWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 11:01am PST

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

  154. AmyWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 11:20am PST

    the nutcracker is my favourite ballet!

  155. JANEWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 12:49pm PST

    I would love to take my 6 yr old daughter!

  156. tracyWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 1:17pm PST

    perfect for the holiday season!

  157. SionedWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 1:31pm PST

    Yes please!

  158. JuliannaWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 5:00pm PST

    Would be wonderful to see!

  159. Elektra HarrisWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 7:38pm PST

    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

  160. gail whitworthWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 8:52pm PST

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

  161. ShanWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 9:45pm PST

    Would love to send my mom and my daughter!

  162. HarvWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 11:37pm PST

    great night out

  163. StaceyThursday, December 6th, 2012 — 8:43am PST

    I’d love to go!

  164. Murray AthertonThursday, December 6th, 2012 — 10:37am PST

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

  165. NatalieThursday, December 6th, 2012 — 11:42am PST

    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 🙂

  166. RyanThursday, December 6th, 2012 — 11:10pm PST

    My daughter would love to see this!

  167. AngelaWednesday, November 20th, 2013 — 10:54pm PST

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

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