Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker

Comments 139 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @Goh_Nutcracker Ballet from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/rfHKf

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 borrettWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 6:30pm PST

    oohhh the nutcracker!!!!!!!!

  2. lorWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 6:47pm PST

    Gotta love the Nutcracker!

  3. Jen TokarykWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 6:47pm PST

    My 8 year old would LOVE to go 🙂

  4. mariaWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 6:59pm PST

    My niece is begging to go to this!!

  5. BenWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 7:03pm PST

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

  6. JoyceWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 7:05pm PST

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

  7. GlendaWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 7:09pm PST

    Such a classic! Would love to see it.

  8. PaulaWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 8:32pm PST

    I would absolutely love to see this! Pick me! 🙂

  9. SandyWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 8:47pm PST

    A Tchaikovsky classic – perfect for the holidays!

  10. Leanne MWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 8:49pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter to see this!

  11. Leanne MWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 8:49pm PST


  12. CGWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 8:59pm PST

    Watching the ballet during the holiday season is perfection.

  13. RileyWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 9:14pm PST

    Love the ballet.

  14. tracyWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 9:14pm PST

    i would love to go !

  15. ConnieWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 9:32pm PST

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

  16. MoniqueWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:22pm PST

    ooo fun date night 😀

  17. Michelle MarieWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:23pm PST

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

  18. Jeff SWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:25pm PST

    Sounds great!

  19. SueWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:30pm PST

    I would love to take my niece to this!

  20. Ashley AstellsWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:33pm PST

    This would be so lovely, I would take my mom 🙂

  21. AmitaWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:34pm PST

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

  22. CarlyWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 10:50pm PST

    Love the Nutcracker!

  23. JaimieWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 11:16pm PST

    I have always wanted to see the Nutcracker

  24. StephanieWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 11:28pm PST

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

  25. TracyWednesday, November 27th, 2013 — 11:52pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  26. KirkyThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 12:18am PST

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

  27. TinaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 12:23am PST

    would loooove to go!!!

  28. KathleenThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 12:25am PST

    would love to go!

  29. MaryThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 3:07am PST

    Would like to go see this!

  30. HayleyThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 3:35am PST

    Please enter me~

  31. ShereeThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 6:39am PST

    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!

  32. crystalThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 7:34am PST

    Would love to go!

  33. LauraThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 7:59am PST

    Would love to attend this holiday season!

  34. SteveThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:00am PST

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

  35. ChristopheThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:06am PST

    I would love to take my little girl to this…

  36. jackieThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 9:25am PST

    I gotta Goh!

  37. SabrinaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 9:26am PST

    How cool for you! I hope you have a blast performing! 🙂

  38. BreezeThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 9:50am PST

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

  39. RachelThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 10:20am PST

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

  40. Jen RThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 10:44am PST

    Sounds wonderful, I would love to go!

  41. Kelsey WThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 10:45am PST

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

  42. bjhThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 10:52am PST

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

  43. AlexThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 11:24am PST

    Would like to take my son to this

  44. JocelynThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 11:27am PST

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

  45. ShirleyThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 11:39am PST

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

  46. MandyThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 12:02pm PST

    Could be my daughter’s first ballet!

  47. VirginiaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 1:47pm PST

    I’d love to see Goh’s Nutcracker!

  48. HannahThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 1:57pm PST

    I love the ballet 🙂

  49. taniaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 3:46pm PST

    I would love to attend!

  50. rinoThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 3:47pm PST

    I would absolutely love to see this!

  51. LucThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 4:57pm PST

    A beautiful date night!

  52. JasThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 5:55pm PST

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

  53. MichelleThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 7:33pm PST

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

  54. HillaryThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 7:37pm PST

    Loved it last year and would love to go again!

  55. BonnieThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 7:45pm PST

    Can’t wait to see another Goh production!

  56. BrittaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:00pm PST

    This would be amazing!! would love to go!

  57. RamonaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:07pm PST

    I would love to win!

  58. BobbiThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:18pm PST

    Have never been but always wanted to go!

  59. KarenThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:31pm PST

    Sounds like a perfect mom and daughter outing.

  60. AmThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:35pm PST

    A Christmas tradition! Would love to go:)

  61. ChristinaThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 8:42pm PST

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

  62. JenThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 9:39pm PST

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

  63. MarianneThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 11:16pm PST

    a fairy tale nutcracker come alive!!

  64. DilaraThursday, November 28th, 2013 — 11:58pm PST

    Would love to see it!

  65. AngelaFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 12:04am PST

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

  66. Conni C.Friday, November 29th, 2013 — 6:15am PST

    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.

  67. SwapnilFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 7:28am PST

    The Nutcracker!

  68. JulianFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 12:46pm PST

    Never seen it live but love the soundtrack.

  69. KatiaFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 2:07pm PST

    I’d love to take my mom!

  70. NathanFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 2:09pm PST

    Cracking nuts would be lovely this holiday season.

  71. MandyFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 3:43pm PST

    I would love to go!

  72. Tara JensenFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 4:00pm PST

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

  73. wenxiaoFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 4:10pm PST

    saw swan lake live but never the nutcracker

  74. valerieFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 4:14pm PST

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

  75. KatherineFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 6:20pm PST

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

  76. Tiffany WilsonFriday, November 29th, 2013 — 7:08pm PST

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

  77. KristaSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 1:05am PST

    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!

  78. JoanneSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 12:55pm PST

    I’d love to see this!!!

  79. KevinSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 1:34pm PST

    Never sen the Nutcracker

  80. JasonSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 3:34pm PST

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

  81. DanikaSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 3:45pm PST

    I’ve never actually seen it live!

  82. KatieSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 9:34pm PST

    May the magical journey begin…

  83. AlexandraSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 9:37pm PST

    Would LOVE to take my Special Someone to see this… 🙂

  84. HannahSaturday, November 30th, 2013 — 11:06pm PST

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

  85. Vincent ChenSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 12:07am PST

    awesome, going to bring my gf!

  86. NatalieSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 1:09am PST

    Great Christmas tradition – would love to go!

  87. Samantha gillSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 7:05am PST

    This would be a wonderful ballet to see!

  88. KiriSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 8:55am PST

    I would love to see the Nutcracker!

  89. SylviaSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 9:31am PST

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

  90. DoraSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 10:54am PST

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

  91. MCSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 10:58am PST

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

  92. Teresa KSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 2:02pm PST

    I’d love to win.

  93. DebbieSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 3:47pm PST

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

  94. Kirsta FedrauSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 6:36pm PST

    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!

  95. janSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 7:22pm PST

    this would be amazing

  96. KatieSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 8:05pm PST

    I’ve never been. Would be great to go

  97. LindsaySunday, December 1st, 2013 — 9:45pm PST

    Such a beautiful Christmas classic!

  98. Mel EdgarSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 11:07pm PST

    Such a great Christmas tradition!

  99. CatherineSunday, December 1st, 2013 — 11:14pm PST

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

  100. CathySunday, December 1st, 2013 — 11:16pm PST

    One of my favorite Xmas time events!

  101. PriscillaMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 1:01am PST

    Would love to check it out!

  102. BryanMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 1:40am PST

    Would be fantastic to see this show!

  103. JoshMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 1:40am PST

    Love to go!!

  104. ShuiMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 7:20am PST

    Oooooh! This sound so great!

  105. Laura KMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 7:47am PST

    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

  106. DevonMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 9:51am PST

    Would loooooveee to go to this! Please oh please!

  107. LindaMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 10:16am PST

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

  108. RamonaMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 11:15am PST

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

  109. RebeccaMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 11:56am PST

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

  110. leeMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 1:13pm PST

    sounds wonderful!

  111. MagMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 3:45pm PST

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

  112. JenMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 4:26pm PST

    I would love to go!!

  113. MelissaMonday, December 2nd, 2013 — 11:17pm PST

    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

  114. RebeccaTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 12:00am PST

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

  115. AntonioTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 1:37am PST

    I think my wife would enjoy this show

  116. deeTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 4:45am PST

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

  117. GwenTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 9:44am PST

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

  118. StotesTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 10:57am PST

    I’ve never been to the ballet before.

  119. WallyTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 2:10pm PST

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. KarenTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 2:33pm PST

    My kids would love to go!

  121. Yasmin HallTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 2:42pm PST

    This would make a great Christmas gift for my parents

  122. Matthew VaughanTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 5:09pm PST

    Yes please! I would love to go.

  123. MaureenTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 7:03pm PST

    Another winter tradition-Seeing The Nutcracker!

  124. RosaliaTuesday, December 3rd, 2013 — 8:12pm PST

    Such a classic! I would love to see it!

  125. Andy C.Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 7:07am PST

    My wife loves the Nutcracker!

  126. KayKayWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 9:34am PST

    loooove the ballet

  127. Yvonne CruteWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 11:09am PST

    The Nutcracker would be a lovely holiday show to see!

  128. Janice MWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 3:12pm PST

    This would be a great Christmas present!

  129. AnnWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 3:17pm PST

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

  130. Sharan KundiWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 5:07pm PST

    I really want to this!!!

  131. KSWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 9:52pm PST

    Pretty please?!!

  132. LynWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 10:15pm PST

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

  133. AdamWednesday, December 4th, 2013 — 10:23pm PST

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

  134. Janet Y.J. KongThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 9:07am PST

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

  135. eileenThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 9:55am PST

    I would love to goh see the ballet.

  136. JenThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:16am PST

    Would love to see it!

  137. MartaThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 2:37pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  138. HarjitThursday, December 5th, 2013 — 10:00pm PST

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

  139. John StuartMonday, December 9th, 2013 — 9:07am PST

    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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