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:
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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!