Nutcracker New Year’s Eve in Vancouverby
Ballet BC is proud to announce the return to Vancouver of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from December 28th until December 31st, 2013 with three evening performances and two matinees.
Choreographed by Edmund Stripe, with sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown, The Nutcracker is set in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia, an era of opulent grandeur. This production “…sparkles like a Fabergé egg…” says the Vancouver Sun and extravagantly displays more than a million dollars in stunning sets and costumes. With scores of children, mice in the battle scene dressed as Cossack soldiers, and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses, this “sparking and spectacular achievement” (The Calgary Herald) offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Choreography: Edmund Stripe; Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Live Music: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Set & Costumes: Zack Brown; Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie
Performance times are 7:30pm on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 28th to December 30th and 2:00pm matinées on Sunday and Tuesday, December 29th and December 31st.
Tickets for The Nutcracker can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985ARTS) or online, and range in price from $26.50-$85 (excluding service charges). Family packs and child prices available.
Nutcracker New Year’s Eve in Vancouver Contest
Thanks to Ballet BC, the St. Regis Hotel, and Gotham Steakhouse, I have a fantastic prize to offer. I wanted to make this an unforgettable night at the theatre inspired by a date night John and I had earlier this year and these three partners have definitely delivered! The following prize package will go to one lucky reader and a guest to enjoy on New Year’s Eve:
- Two matinée tickets to Alberta Ballet The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet BC on December 31, 2013.
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- A one night stay at the St. Regis Hotel on December 31, 2013. Perfectly located in the centre of downtown Vancouver, the St. Regis Hotel offers award-winning service and refined boutique hotel accommodations. The independent, Canadian-owned and operated St. Regis recently completed a total renovation that brought this beautiful heritage building up to the highest level of modern comfort and finish. You stay includes a complimentary full breakfast, high-speed internet, and more within steps of every downtown attraction.
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- Following the show, warm up with a complimentary round of cocktails for two at Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar. The cocktail bar at Gotham is a sexy, art deco-inspired space to savour a drink and some lively conversation with friends or clients. And nothing goes better with a stiff cocktail than a baby grand. Guests at the cocktail bar enjoy live music from Thursday to Sunday nights.
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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 19, 2013. Prize is only valid for December 31, 2013 and can not be exchanged for any other date combinations. Should the winner drawn be unable to use the prize on December 31, 2013, a new winner will be selected at random from all entries.
Update The winner is Mike! (Comment December 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM)
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Would love to win this and do something totally different this New Years Eve.
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This looks like the perfect way to spend NYE! Thanks Miss604 and Gothan, Ballet BC and St. Regis!
Would really love to take my mom! She’s had some bad health news and could use some spoiling…
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I love watching Tchaikovsky ballet.
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Oops, the above comment was for Jen R, that was a typo!
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Thank you Miss604 for the opportunity to win such a fantastic prize!
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My mom took me to see The Nutcracker when I was 14, and I’d love to return the favour 🙂
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I haven’t seen this show since I was a kid.
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Would love to take my mom to this!
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I stayed at the St Regis before and it is such a beautiful hotel. Plus the breakfast the next morning is amazing. A stay there combined with the Nutcracker (which my gf has always wanted to see), would be such a great New Years, especially with Gotham’s to top it off.
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Beautiful fingers crossed
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I saw the nutcracker for the first time last year, and it was so magical. I would love to ring in the New Year with this production. Good luck to all!
I love that this prize is connected to a memory you have of a date night – and want to pass on that experience to another. I think it is truly in the spirit of the holiday season – to give a gift of a wonderful moment – that will hopefully become an amazing memory. I would find a way to play this forward – and enjoy the night as well…. With children, I think this would be my first ‘outing’ in almost 10 years on New Year’s Eve. I’m smiling just knowing my name is in the draw!
Looks like fun!
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what a treat this would be for my daughter
As someone who grew up dancing ballet, this is my dream kind of New Year’s celebration
It’s not that often that I’d enter to win a prize like this, but it sounds like a very special way to cap off a year and prepare to celebrate starting a new one. Keeping fingers crossed!!
I love Ballet BC. I also would love Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet to be my first Nutcracker! I was so close to buying tickets on Cyber Monday but I still couldn’t afford to do so… I would be a dream to dance for them one day.
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My daughter wants to see The Nutcracker just for the “wolves” in the photo!
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My nana passed away this year and it will be my mom’s first Christmas without her mom and her and my dad both LOVE nutcrackers. I think this would be a nice mini getaway I could give my parents.
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great way to spend NYE!
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I have never been to see the nutcracker and I know I would love it. Thanks so much
We saw the Goh Ballet version of the Nutcracker last year. It would be really interesting to see this version. And staying at a hotel is always a treat!
Would love to win tickets to the ballet! My boyfriend is a huge fan, but as poor students we can’t afford it this year. Crossing my fingers!!!
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Would love to see the Nutcracker live
Would love to take the gf!
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Great way to celebrate and always wanted to see the nutcracker 🙂