Ballet BC presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in The Nutcracker this weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. As Canada’s premiere ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will bring this magical holiday dream to life with the some of the country’s best and brightest young artists.
Nutcracker Ballet in Vancouver
Follow the fearless female heroine, Clara, as her Christmas dream becomes our magical reality. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, Clara’s turn-of-the-century stately mansion becomes a whirlwind fantasy of live toy soldiers, dancing mice and a mischievous bear who steals the Christmas pudding.
With her Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy by her side, Clara confidently overcomes all obstacles on this wild Christmas night! Sumptuous costumes and an imaginative set design bring holiday sparkle to the stage, while a few Canadian surprises freshen-up the up the traditional tale – audiences can expect a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill to create even more ruckus on stage. This all-ages adventure is presented with incredible beauty and splendour, making Nutcracker an unforgettable treat the whole family will savour.
Choreography by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Costume Design by Paul Daigle. Scenic Design by Brian Perchaluk. Lighting Design by Michael J. Whitfield.
Performances of The Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre will be at 7:30pm on Friday, December 12, 2014; Saturday, December 13, 2014; and Sunday, December 14, 2014 with additional 2:00pm performances on December 13th and December 14th.
Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $35 to $98.50, and family packs (2 adults, 2 children) are available from $229 to $300 (including service charges). Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or by phone at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS).
I have a pair of tickets to give away The Nutcracker performance on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Update The winner is Vanessa!