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Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT
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Ballet BC is proud to present Alberta Ballet in their exquisite production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker, with live music from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Image courtesy of Ballet BC/Alberta Ballet

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St, Vancouver)
When: December 29 & 30 at 7:30pm, December 30 & 31 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Purchase through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online for $35 to $110 (including GST and service charges). Family 4-packs are available from $250-$335.

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.

Image courtesy of Ballet BC/Alberta Ballet

Win Tickets to The Nutcracker

Courtesy of Ballet BC, I have a pair of tickets to give away to the 2:00pm performance of The Nutcracker on December 31st. Here’s how you can enter to win & have a magical end to your 2015:

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RT to enter to win tickets to Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker from @BalletBC + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about their performances throughout their 30th anniversary season.

Update The winner is Selina!

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  1. Linda says:

    What a wonderful prize. My ballet dancer granddaughters would love this.

  2. Jason B says:

    Great prize for my Mom.

  3. Siobhan says:

    I would love to go!

  4. maria says:

    I would love to take my niece!

  5. Jeffrey says:

    What a wonderful experience this would be to end 2015!

  6. Ramona says:

    We would love to win!

  7. Ariel says:

    This is perfect for families!

  8. Amy says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sheryl Smith says:

    What a wonderful contest for a beautiful show! I would love to take my friend for his birthday! Thanks.

  10. Rachel says:

    Ahh love Alberta Ballet!

  11. John says:

    My daughter takes Ballet classes and loves them. My wife has always wanted to go.
    I’d love to gift them these tickets. The only way they could go.

  12. Julian says:

    I would love to go to this!

  13. Susan says:

    I would just LOVE to see this!

  14. Shelley says:

    Always wanted to go. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Jenna says:

    this is my ultimate christmas wish ๐Ÿ˜€ to Attend a Ballet!

  16. Laura says:

    It’s not Christmas without the Nutcracker and even better with a Canadian ballet company.

  17. Rebecca says:

    Love The Nutcracker!

  18. Jason says:

    I love Alberta Ballet

  19. Mary says:

    I’d love to attend and watch this always been a dream of mine!

  20. Hayley says:

    This would be amazing <3

  21. Rita says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see this!

  22. Karen says:

    I would love to win this ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Amy says:

    What a special way to end 2015!

  24. Pauline says:

    This would be a wonderful and artistically fulfilling way to end the year with my sweety.

  25. Grace says:

    Tchaikovsky! (I can spell it now that I notice his name contains my favourite drink, ha!)

  26. Monique says:

    Woot Woot

  27. Alex says:

    sounds nice!

  28. Lindsay says:

    The nutcracker is great!

  29. Debbie S says:

    One of my favourite ballets but never had the opportunity to see it live. This would be an amazing price to share with my 6 yr old daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. kay says:

    I haven’t seen Ballet BC and this would be perfect!

  31. Cliff says:

    My birthday’s the 31st, this would be a great gift.

  32. Kristy says:

    I’d love to win and take my daughter!

  33. Elyse Goulet says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet, this would be incredible!

  34. connie wright says:

    My mom would love to see the Nutcracker!

  35. Rummy says:

    I grew up in a small town in BC. A first generation Canadian, and my family was not familiar with this tradition – or the snow! I was introduced to the Nutcracker by my 3rd Grade Music teacher. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy filled me with this wonderful tradition and I have carried it with me ever since. I have passed the magic of the Nutcracker onto my onto my daughter and hope to be able to share this moment with her, she is 4! Thank you for this chance.

  36. debra gendron says:

    i have never been to the ballet and what a treat to be able to see the nutcracker

  37. Helen says:

    this would be a great end to our difficult year

  38. melina martin says:

    Please pick me, I would love to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Shannon says:

    Spectacular! I love the king rat!

  40. Leonora says:

    Haven’t seen this in years. I’d ask my youngest daughter to go.

  41. Sunshine H says:

    Would love to take my daughter to this – she’s 6 and that seems about the perfect age for the beauty and wonder of her first ballet.

  42. Heidi Clarkson says:

    Special prize!

  43. Jordan says:

    would love some magic to end this year…. and carry that beauty into 2016

  44. Leanne S says:

    I have never seen the ballet so it would be a great experience.

  45. Sheila says:

    A beautiful production.

  46. Bev says:

    What a way to end a spectacular year! Would love to go!

  47. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    Would love to spend New Year’s Eve at this holiday season performance!

  48. Vince says:

    What a great show!

  49. Nikki says:

    Would love to go ! Thanks !

  50. DB says:

    haven’t seen this in years, thanks for the chance!

  51. jessica eapen says:

    i love ballet!

  52. Shirley says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen ballet.

  53. wen says:

    Have not been to a ballet in a decade. Thanks!

  54. Sunny Atwal says:

    Awe I would love to see this!

  55. Harjit says:

    My bday is Dec23rd and this would be a fabulous way to celebrate! Thanks for the chance to win, Twitter fan@plumerea

  56. Maren.Ca says:

    ich ich ich !! bittee!;)

  57. Maureen says:

    I would so love to win tickets to this production & take my grandson to see a ballet performance. He is 6 years old and will be staring in his grade 1 class play of the Nutcracker Suite.

  58. Sabrina says:

    Yes please! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Jae says:

    sounds great!

  60. Michelle W says:

    I would so love to go to The Nutcracker! I love the music, the dancing and the story!!

  61. Frances Hui says:

    I would love to see this Christmas themed ballet as I haven’t seen a version of it in many years and it’s a classic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Michelle says:

    This would be amazing !Thanks!

  63. Katie Pallen says:

    This would be a wonderful date with my new husband! ?

  64. Jen says:


  65. Lindsey M says:

    I would LOVE to go see this!

  66. “You don’t have to know about ballet to enjoy it, all you have to do is look at it” La danse, c’est le mouvement, et le mouvement, c’est la vie.

  67. Angela says:

    I would so like to go!!!

  68. Cheryl Haris says:

    My daughter would just love this

  69. Melissa says:

    This would be so amazing!

  70. Zoe says:

    Would love to go! Thanks

  71. Jen says:

    Love this one!

  72. Laura says:

    Would love to go!

  73. Steve v. says:

    Would love to take my wife to this

  74. Karen says:

    Would love to watch the show!

  75. Lisa Martin says:

    Pick me, please!

  76. Christa says:

    I’ve been to see the Nutcracker once and thought it was amazing. Would love to take my daughter this year. Thanks!

  77. Kristina says:

    I would love to take my 7 yr old son. He is interested in dance but doesn’t believe me that boys and men dance ballet. I would love to show him how beautiful it is. Thanks for the opportunity.

  78. Erika Evans says:

    Would love to take my niece!

  79. Kylie says:

    Would love to take my daughter to this.

  80. Sasha Edel says:

    The nutcracker always means true Christmas to me.

  81. Jeff S says:

    I would like to take my girlfriend to this for Christmas!

  82. Char says:

    An annual tradition with my grown up ballerina who went to school at Alberta Ballet, feeling lucky.

  83. jan says:

    would love to see The Nutcracker

  84. Angela says:

    This would be amazing!!

  85. Anna says:

    Looks great; would love to go!

  86. leanne says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see this.

  87. randy says:

    I would love to take my wife

  88. Nora says:

    So invigorating and impressive to watch ballet of this calibre.

  89. Kayla says:

    I’m going back to Vancouver to spend New Years with my sister… This would an amazing surprise for her!!! Nutcracker; a Christmas classic.

  90. May says:

    Visions of fairies and sugar plums dance in my head… I’d love to go with my husband!

  91. Kim says:

    Have never been to the Nutcracker but would love to take my Mom.

  92. Karen says:

    I would love to see this, looks great!

  93. Chloe says:

    Would love to take my little cousin, a ballerina herself! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. samantha says:

    would love to go!

  95. Stephanie says:

    I’ve never been to the Nutcracker and would love to go. I’ve heard this company is amazing!

  96. Velma Sandry says:

    An evening to remember

  97. Lyn says:

    quintessential Christmas experience – a delight!

  98. Mike says:

    amazing music and ballet – hope to win!

  99. samantha says:


  100. Tammy says:

    would love to go

  101. Jenny says:

    I’d love to attend ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Kirsten says:

    Oooh.. it’s been so long since I’ve seen the Nutcracker!

  103. Tania says:

    That would be amazing

  104. Rino says:

    What a great show that would be

  105. Wally says:

    Please pick me.

  106. Bernadette Estrada says:

    Nutcracker is a yearly activity for my son and I and can’t wait to go again this year!

  107. SW says:

    Great prize! Would make for a very fun date night with the wife! Thanks

  108. Ariel C says:

    i love the nutcracker!

  109. Paul Tonsaker says:

    Great evening out!

  110. Sunshine H says:

    We would love to win, looks like such a beautiful show!

  111. Davina says:

    I’ve never been to live ballet before. I would love to go!

  112. Adrian says:

    This would be great to see

  113. Sandy says:

    Such a beautiful classic holiday event! Would love to take my mom โ›„๏ธ

  114. Amanda says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet. Would love to support Alberta!

  115. Stotes says:

    This is a great Xmas tradition!

  116. Elizabeth B says:

    My daughter loves The Nutcracker but hasn’t seen Ballet BC perform it…thanks for the chance to win!

  117. Samantha Reeves says:

    Would love to see this

  118. sanaz says:

    I’d love to attend this show with my young cousin

  119. Randy Thomas says:

    My wife loves the ballet! She would be thrilled if I could take her on New Years Eve day. What a way to end the year!

  120. Becky says:

    I would love to go see the ballet! I’ve never been!

  121. Joanne Dobie says:

    Wow this would be so magical to go too … thank you for this site and allowing us all a chance to win …

  122. San says:

    I’ve always loved Tchaikovsky

  123. Selina says:

    Would love to take my mom – she’s never been to the ballet! What a treat it would be for the nutcracker to be her first! ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. pamela says:

    so magical! would love to win!

  125. Mag says:

    I want to have a nice night out.

  126. Robin says:

    I can’t wait to see this ballet!

  127. Neena Smith says:

    Have always dreamed of going. Seems so magical… so Christmas!

  128. Alecia says:

    Love this ballet!

  129. Gurinder says:

    would love to win!

  130. Tracy says:

    Amazing prize!

  131. Michelle says:

    A great holiday tradition, would love to go!

  132. Stephanie says:

    Would love to see this ballet!!!!!

  133. Sharylin says:

    I would enjoy the opportunity to take a friend to The Nutcracker on December 31st

  134. LisaB says:

    not sure how I’ve lived this long and not seen the Nutcracker, but I think it’s time.

  135. I would love to take my eight year old granddaughter to her first ballet.

  136. Jules says:

    Is there a winner?

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