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Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 6:14pm 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 Goh Ballet.

A Traditional Rendition of a Classical Masterpiece. 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 – all danced to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score performed live by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Performances will take place at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer St) December 14th and 21st at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; December 15th and 22nd at 2:00pm; and December 20th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $39.75 to $91. I have also been asked to appear in a walk-on role during the performance on December 21st at 7:30pm and you can spot other local personalities at each of the other performances.

If you would like to experience this magical holiday show I have a pair of tickets to give away. 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 tickets to @Goh_Nutcracker Ballet from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 5, 2013. 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.

Choreography: Anna-Marie Holmes; Executive Producer: Chan Hon Goh; Artistic Director: Choo Chiat Goh
Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie; Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Conductor: Kenneth Hsieh; Orchestra: Members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra; Set and Costume Design: Dinghao Zhang & Ming Li.

Update The winner is Karen!

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  1. katie borrett says:

    oohhh the nutcracker!!!!!!!!

  2. lor says:

    Gotta love the Nutcracker!

  3. Jen Tokaryk says:

    My 8 year old would LOVE to go πŸ™‚

  4. maria says:

    My niece is begging to go to this!!

  5. Ben says:

    wife has never been, it’d be a cool gift.

  6. Joyce says:

    I’ve never seen it, but would love to!:)

  7. Glenda says:

    Such a classic! Would love to see it.

  8. Paula says:

    I would absolutely love to see this! Pick me! πŸ™‚

  9. Sandy says:

    A Tchaikovsky classic – perfect for the holidays!

  10. Leanne M says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see this!

  11. CG says:

    Watching the ballet during the holiday season is perfection.

  12. Riley says:

    Love the ballet.

  13. tracy says:

    i would love to go !

  14. Connie says:

    I’m hoping I win this year because I always wanted to see a live ballet.

  15. Monique says:

    ooo fun date night πŸ˜€

  16. Michelle Marie says:

    I would love to attend! I love The Nutcracker Ballet!!

  17. Jeff S says:

    Sounds great!

  18. Sue says:

    I would love to take my niece to this!

  19. Ashley Astells says:

    This would be so lovely, I would take my mom πŸ™‚

  20. Amita says:

    I absolutely love this Ballet. Going to see it would complete my holiday this year!

  21. Carly says:

    Love the Nutcracker!

  22. Jaimie says:

    I have always wanted to see the Nutcracker

  23. Stephanie says:

    Oh goodness i’ve wanted to see this since I was a little girl!

  24. Tracy says:

    Would love to see this!

  25. Kirky says:

    It’s been AGES since I’ve seen the Nutcracker – I’d love to go!

  26. Tina says:

    would loooove to go!!!

  27. Kathleen says:

    would love to go!

  28. Mary says:

    Would like to go see this!

  29. Hayley says:

    Please enter me~

  30. Sheree says:

    Oh pick me please, it has been years since I took my kids to see the ballet. (they are 35 and 32 now). It’s Time to take care of the Matchmaker now and it would make a lovely date!

  31. crystal says:

    Would love to go!

  32. Laura says:

    Would love to attend this holiday season!

  33. Steve says:

    I haven’t been since I was a teenager and loved it then. Would love to take my fiance!

  34. Christophe says:

    I would love to take my little girl to this…

  35. jackie says:

    I gotta Goh!

  36. Sabrina says:

    How cool for you! I hope you have a blast performing! πŸ™‚

  37. Breeze says:

    I know a six year old who would just love this!

  38. Rachel says:

    Just found out my daughter’s ballet teacher is dancing in this. She would LOVE to go and see him!

  39. Jen R says:

    Sounds wonderful, I would love to go!

  40. Kelsey W says:

    I have never been to The Nutcracker, would love to check this out!!

  41. bjh says:

    I have such good memories associated with the Nutcracker, and would love to be able to see it again!

  42. Alex says:

    Would like to take my son to this

  43. Jocelyn says:

    I would love to take my daughter to this. Thank you.

  44. Shirley says:

    I like the nutcracker music. The ballet must be awesome.

  45. Mandy says:

    Could be my daughter’s first ballet!

  46. Virginia says:

    I’d love to see Goh’s Nutcracker!

  47. Hannah says:

    I love the ballet πŸ™‚

  48. tania says:

    I would love to attend!

  49. rino says:

    I would absolutely love to see this!

  50. Luc says:

    A beautiful date night!

  51. Jas says:

    Have never been to the ballet- this would be awesome!

  52. Michelle says:

    I would love to go! Have never been and it sounds like the perfect holiday treat!

  53. Hillary says:

    Loved it last year and would love to go again!

  54. Bonnie says:

    Can’t wait to see another Goh production!

  55. Britta says:

    This would be amazing!! would love to go!

  56. Ramona says:

    I would love to win!

  57. Bobbi says:

    Have never been but always wanted to go!

  58. Karen says:

    Sounds like a perfect mom and daughter outing.

  59. Am says:

    A Christmas tradition! Would love to go:)

  60. Christina says:

    I would gift these tickets for my nieces if I win!

  61. Jen says:

    I would love, love, love to take my 9yo daughter to this! Seeing the nutcracker at Christmas was one of my favourite childhood memories. πŸ™‚

  62. Marianne says:

    a fairy tale nutcracker come alive!!

  63. Dilara says:

    Would love to see it!

  64. Angela says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see The Nutcracker!!!!

  65. Conni C. says:

    I remember seeing the Nutcracker when I was in grade 9. Now that my own daughter is in grade 7 and absolutely loves The Nutcracker, it’d be amazing for her to see it performed live.

  66. Swapnil says:

    The Nutcracker!

  67. Julian says:

    Never seen it live but love the soundtrack.

  68. Katia says:

    I’d love to take my mom!

  69. Nathan says:

    Cracking nuts would be lovely this holiday season.

  70. Mandy says:

    I would love to go!

  71. Tara Jensen says:

    I have wanted to see the nutcracker since I was a little girl, this would be an amazing prize!

  72. wenxiao says:

    saw swan lake live but never the nutcracker

  73. valerie says:

    I would really love to take my 11 y.o. niece to Nutcracker. She’s never seen it!

  74. Katherine says:

    Clara finds herself in the midst of a battle between an army of gingerbread soldiers and the mice, led by the Mouse King.

  75. Tiffany Wilson says:

    I have dreamed of seeing this for so long. Would be thrilled to win.

  76. Krista says:

    My daughter is in love with the music from the Nutcracker – I would love to take her to experience it in person! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  77. Joanne says:

    I’d love to see this!!!

  78. Kevin says:

    Never sen the Nutcracker

  79. Jason says:

    My former ballet teacher was a Goh student and she was great! I have never seen this holiday tradition and would love to go.

  80. Danika says:

    I’ve never actually seen it live!

  81. Katie says:

    May the magical journey begin…

  82. Alexandra says:

    Would LOVE to take my Special Someone to see this… πŸ™‚

  83. Hannah says:

    I have never been to watch ballet! Would love to go to this

  84. Vincent Chen says:

    awesome, going to bring my gf!

  85. Natalie says:

    Great Christmas tradition – would love to go!

  86. Samantha gill says:

    This would be a wonderful ballet to see!

  87. Kiri says:

    I would love to see the Nutcracker!

  88. Sylvia says:

    My husband wants to go to this…so I’d love to take him!

  89. Dora says:

    Would be a lovely surprise for my ballet lover girlfriend’s birthday!!

  90. MC says:

    My friends are going and I am dreaming to go to see the ballet, too…wish I can get to go!!!

  91. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  92. Debbie says:

    Love to take my 6 year old niece who’s never seen it.

  93. Kirsta Fedrau says:

    I am in my 30’s and have started doing ballet again, after years of longing and thinking about it. It’s harder as an adult, as we’re not so flexible as kids, but I feel it has opened up my life in a new way. Its wonderful exercise, physically and mentally, and given me so much confidence. Thanks Cameron academy, Miss Cameron, and Moira Gale!

  94. jan says:

    this would be amazing

  95. Katie says:

    I’ve never been. Would be great to go

  96. Lindsay says:

    Such a beautiful Christmas classic!

  97. Mel Edgar says:

    Such a great Christmas tradition!

  98. Catherine says:

    Nutcracker is a favourite for my 7 year old. Love to go!

  99. Cathy says:

    One of my favorite Xmas time events!

  100. Priscilla says:

    Would love to check it out!

  101. Bryan says:

    Would be fantastic to see this show!

  102. Josh says:

    Love to go!!

  103. Shui says:

    Oooooh! This sound so great!

  104. Laura K says:

    I haven’t seen the Nutcracker live in years, but my daughter and I watch it on youtube when we do her hair! What a great prize! Laura

  105. Devon says:

    Would loooooveee to go to this! Please oh please!

  106. Linda says:

    I’ve always wanted to go see the Nutcracker. Thanks for the contest!

  107. Ramona says:

    Went a couple years ago, would like to take my dad this year!

  108. Rebecca says:

    I’ve never seen a ballet performance before. This is a dream!

  109. lee says:

    sounds wonderful!

  110. Mag says:

    I’ve never seen a live ballet performance – only on TV.

  111. Jen says:

    I would love to go!!

  112. Melissa says:

    Does anyone know if they’ll have flashing lights? I have a child with epilepsy who would love to see this but we’d have to be cautious

  113. Rebecca says:

    Would love to take my Mom to this, as she took me to The Nutcracker as a kid.

  114. Antonio says:

    I think my wife would enjoy this show

  115. dee says:

    I would love to go – I have never been to see a ballet performance even though I used to dance as a teen.

  116. Gwen says:

    I would love to take my ballet loving boy to see the Goh version.

  117. Stotes says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet before.

  118. Wally says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  119. Karen says:

    My kids would love to go!

  120. Yasmin Hall says:

    This would make a great Christmas gift for my parents

  121. Matthew Vaughan says:

    Yes please! I would love to go.

  122. Maureen says:

    Another winter tradition-Seeing The Nutcracker!

  123. Rosalia says:

    Such a classic! I would love to see it!

  124. Andy C. says:

    My wife loves the Nutcracker!

  125. KayKay says:

    loooove the ballet

  126. Yvonne Crute says:

    The Nutcracker would be a lovely holiday show to see!

  127. Janice M says:

    This would be a great Christmas present!

  128. Ann says:

    I have not been never been to the ballet but I would like to go!

  129. Sharan Kundi says:

    I really want to this!!!

  130. KS says:

    Pretty please?!!

  131. Lyn says:

    Nutcracker ballet is the perfact live performance event to enjoy Christmas.

  132. Adam says:

    My mom would love to go with me to see Goh’s Nutcracket ballet.

  133. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    I would love to bring a friend who would thoroughly enjoy it!

  134. eileen says:

    I would love to goh see the ballet.

  135. Jen says:

    Would love to see it!

  136. Marta says:

    Sounds like fun!

  137. Harjit says:

    What a wonderful way to spend an evening! Thanks for the chance to win, twitter fan@plumerea

  138. John Stuart says:

    For my mother who wanted to take ballet but lived in a third world country and never had a chance and for my daughter who just performed in her first beautiful ballet show.

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