Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Comments 138 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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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138 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LindaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 2:25pm PST

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

  2. Jason BThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 2:41pm PST

    Great prize for my Mom.

  3. SiobhanThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 4:05pm PST

    I would love to go!

  4. mariaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 5:08pm PST

    I would love to take my niece!

  5. JeffreyThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 5:20pm PST

    What a wonderful experience this would be to end 2015!

  6. RamonaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 5:21pm PST

    We would love to win!

  7. ArielThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 5:34pm PST

    This is perfect for families!

  8. AmyThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 6:27pm PST

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  9. Sheryl SmithThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 7:37pm PST

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

  10. RachelThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:20pm PST

    Ahh love Alberta Ballet!

  11. JohnThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:26pm PST

    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. JulianThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:41pm PST

    I would love to go to this!

  13. SusanThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:41pm PST

    I would just LOVE to see this!

  14. ShelleyThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:43pm PST

    Always wanted to go. Thanks for the chance.

  15. JennaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:55pm PST

    this is my ultimate christmas wish 😀 to Attend a Ballet!

  16. LauraThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:58pm PST

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

  17. RebeccaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 9:40pm PST

    Love The Nutcracker!

  18. JasonThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 9:57pm PST

    I love Alberta Ballet

  19. MaryThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 10:50pm PST

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

  20. HayleyThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 11:55pm PST

    This would be amazing <3

  21. RitaFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 1:07am PST

    I would love to take my daughter to see this!

  22. KarenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 1:08am PST

    I would love to win this 🙂

  23. AmyFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 6:10am PST

    What a special way to end 2015!

  24. PaulineFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:09am PST

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

  25. GraceFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:16am PST

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

  26. MoniqueFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:43am PST

    Woot Woot

  27. AlexFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:46am PST

    sounds nice!

  28. LindsayFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:50am PST

    The nutcracker is great!

  29. Debbie SFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:02am PST

    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 🙂

  30. kayFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:05am PST

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

  31. CliffFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:12am PST

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

  32. KristyFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:14am PST

    I’d love to win and take my daughter!

  33. Elyse GouletFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:24am PST

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

  34. connie wrightFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:36am PST

    My mom would love to see the Nutcracker!

  35. RummyFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:58am PST

    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 gendronFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:04am PST

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

  37. HelenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:21am PST

    this would be a great end to our difficult year

  38. melina martinFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:23am PST

    Please pick me, I would love to go 🙂

  39. ShannonFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:26am PST

    Spectacular! I love the king rat!

  40. LeonoraFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:37am PST

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

  41. Sunshine HFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:44am PST

    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 ClarksonFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:51am PST

    Special prize!

  43. JordanFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:24am PST

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

  44. Leanne SFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:37am PST

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

  45. SheilaFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:38am PST

    A beautiful production.

  46. BevFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:50am PST

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

  47. Janet Y.J. KongFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:02pm PST

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

  48. VinceFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:07pm PST

    What a great show!

  49. NikkiFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:10pm PST

    Would love to go ! Thanks !

  50. DBFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:13pm PST

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

  51. jessica eapenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:19pm PST

    i love ballet!

  52. ShirleyFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:32pm PST

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

  53. wenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:35pm PST

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

  54. Sunny AtwalFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 1:20pm PST

    Awe I would love to see this!

  55. HarjitFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 1:47pm PST

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

  56. Maren.CaFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 1:48pm PST

    ich ich ich !! bittee!;)

  57. MaureenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 2:08pm PST

    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. SabrinaFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 2:11pm PST

    Yes please! 🙂

  59. JaeFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 2:15pm PST

    sounds great!

  60. Michelle WFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 4:17pm PST

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

  61. Frances HuiFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 4:23pm PST

    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! 🙂

  62. MichelleFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 4:58pm PST

    This would be amazing !Thanks!

  63. Katie PallenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 5:06pm PST

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

  64. JenFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 5:10pm PST


  65. Lindsey MFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 5:11pm PST

    I would LOVE to go see this!

  66. Manuela PalmieriFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 6:50pm PST

    “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. AngelaFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:33pm PST

    I would so like to go!!!

  68. Cheryl HarisFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:40pm PST

    My daughter would just love this

  69. MelissaFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:56pm PST

    This would be so amazing!

  70. ZoeFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:13pm PST

    Would love to go! Thanks

  71. JenSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 1:02am PST

    Love this one!

  72. LauraSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 6:47am PST

    Would love to go!

  73. Steve v.Saturday, December 5th, 2015 — 6:48am PST

    Would love to take my wife to this

  74. KarenSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 7:31am PST

    Would love to watch the show!

  75. Lisa MartinSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 8:16am PST

    Pick me, please!

  76. ChristaSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 8:18am PST

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

  77. KristinaSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 8:27am PST

    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 EvansSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 9:40am PST

    Would love to take my niece!

  79. KylieSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:09am PST

    Would love to take my daughter to this.

  80. Sasha EdelSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:35am PST

    The nutcracker always means true Christmas to me.

  81. Jeff SSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 11:31am PST

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

  82. CharSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 12:50pm PST

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

  83. janSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 1:50pm PST

    would love to see The Nutcracker

  84. AngelaSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 4:44pm PST

    This would be amazing!!

  85. AnnaSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 6:32pm PST

    Looks great; would love to go!

  86. leanneSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 8:23pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter to see this.

  87. leanneSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 8:24pm PST

  88. randySaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 9:09pm PST

    I would love to take my wife

  89. NoraSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 9:44pm PST

    So invigorating and impressive to watch ballet of this calibre.

  90. KaylaSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:02pm PST

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

  91. MaySaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:08pm PST

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

  92. KimSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:15pm PST

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

  93. KarenSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 3:00am PST

    I would love to see this, looks great!

  94. ChloeSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 10:58am PST

    Would love to take my little cousin, a ballerina herself! Thanks 🙂

  95. samanthaSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 5:00pm PST

    would love to go!

  96. StephanieSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 5:05pm PST

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

  97. Velma SandrySunday, December 6th, 2015 — 6:36pm PST

    An evening to remember

  98. LynSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 10:21pm PST

    quintessential Christmas experience – a delight!

  99. MikeSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 10:30pm PST

    amazing music and ballet – hope to win!

  100. samanthaSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 11:01pm PST


  101. TammyMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:14am PST

    would love to go

  102. JennyMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 11:07am PST

    I’d love to attend 🙂

  103. KirstenMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 11:20am PST

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

  104. TaniaMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 11:55am PST

    That would be amazing

  105. RinoMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 11:55am PST

    What a great show that would be

  106. WallyMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 12:24pm PST

    Please pick me.

  107. Bernadette EstradaMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 1:55pm PST

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

  108. SWMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 8:38pm PST

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

  109. LCMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 9:14pm PST


  110. Ariel CMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:00pm PST

    i love the nutcracker!

  111. Paul TonsakerMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:21pm PST

    Great evening out!

  112. Sunshine HMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:29pm PST

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

  113. DavinaMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:45pm PST

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

  114. AdrianMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:45pm PST

    This would be great to see

  115. SandyMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 11:17pm PST

    Such a beautiful classic holiday event! Would love to take my mom ⛄️

  116. AmandaTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 7:38am PST

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

  117. StotesTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 8:41am PST

    This is a great Xmas tradition!

  118. Elizabeth BTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 1:20pm PST

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

  119. Samantha ReevesTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 2:41pm PST

    Would love to see this

  120. sanazTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 3:54pm PST

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

  121. Randy ThomasTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 5:53pm PST

    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!

  122. BeckyTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 7:35pm PST

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

  123. Joanne DobieTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 10:41pm PST

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

  124. SanTuesday, December 8th, 2015 — 11:30pm PST

    I’ve always loved Tchaikovsky

  125. SelinaWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 10:10am PST

    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! 🙂

  126. pamelaWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 12:29pm PST

    so magical! would love to win!

  127. MagWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 3:24pm PST

    I want to have a nice night out.

  128. RobinWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 7:38pm PST

    I can’t wait to see this ballet!

  129. Neena SmithWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 8:33pm PST

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

  130. AleciaWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 9:04pm PST

    Love this ballet!

  131. GurinderWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 10:11pm PST

    would love to win!

  132. TracyWednesday, December 9th, 2015 — 11:11pm PST

    Amazing prize!

  133. MichelleThursday, December 10th, 2015 — 8:14am PST

    A great holiday tradition, would love to go!

  134. StephanieThursday, December 10th, 2015 — 8:53am PST

    Would love to see this ballet!!!!!

  135. SharylinThursday, December 10th, 2015 — 10:54am PST

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

  136. LisaBThursday, December 10th, 2015 — 10:55am PST

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

  137. Jo-Ann CarsonFriday, December 11th, 2015 — 9:34am PST

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

  138. JulesFriday, December 11th, 2015 — 1:42pm PST

    Is there a winner?

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