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Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 — 11:20am PDT
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Ballet BC is proud to present the return of Alberta Ballet in their exquisite production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with live music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker
Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker. Photo by Yin Yi.

Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
>When: December 28 to 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
& December 29 & 30, 2017 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Available online or by calling 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) for $35 to $95 (plus service charges). Family 4-packs are available from $140-$300.

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.

Casting over 80 talented, aspiring young dancers from close to 20 dance schools across the Lower Mainland, this presentation also gives us a chance to support the local dance community and marks the first opportunity for these young dancers to perform with a professional ballet company.

Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar says, “Vancouver audiences were delighted with Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker when it was first presented here in 2011. We’re pleased to bring back this magical version of the famous Christmas ballet with live music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, extravagant sets and costumes and the talented dancers of Alberta Ballet. The Nutcracker is unforgettable family entertainment that is sure to enrich your holiday season.”

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to the opening of Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet in The Nutcracker (December 28 at 7:30pm) to give away. 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 Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about performances this season.

Update The winner is Amy Cross!

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  1. Tania says:

    Amazing ballet!

  2. adam says:

    would love to take my wife

  3. ariel c says:

    yes please!

  4. Rino says:

    What a treat

  5. Mary says:

    I would love to see this

  6. Chista says:

    Great prize!

  7. Michelle W says:

    I would love to go! The Nutcracker is a magical holiday experience.

  8. Stotes says:

    This would be great to see!

  9. Marina says:

    I used to dance at AB Ballet, would love to see them!

  10. wen says:

    I would love to go and see this!

  11. Jeff S says:

    It would be so nice to take my girlfriend to this over the holidays.

  12. Sharon says:

    This would be amazing!

  13. Kristine Chew says:

    That is such a great give away. It would be amazing to take my partner!

  14. Christina says:

    Amazing to watch. Would love to go and see. Thank you.

  15. Bonnie Y says:

    I haven’t seen The Nutcracker before. It looks lovely.

  16. Tara says:

    This would be lovely!

  17. Rob says:

    Love to take my wife.

  18. Connie says:

    I’ve never seen this ballet for the Nutcracker before. I would love to see it with my sister!

  19. Megan says:

    Would love to show my kids this magic!

  20. Stephanie says:

    Love the ballet!

  21. Sunshine H says:

    Would love to take my daughter to this show!

  22. Jazzy says:

    I would love to go!!

  23. Phoebe says:

    My daughter loves hearing this story and I’m sure she will adore the ballet version!

  24. Trudy says:

    This would be such a treat!!

  25. Kelly says:

    What a classic!

  26. Val says:

    I would love to take my son

  27. Narceli says:

    Yes,please! Thank you!

  28. Eileen says:

    I’d love to go!

  29. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be a magical evening!

  30. I would LOVE to go to this SO bad. It would be my biggest Christmas present Ever! A DREAM come true!! Crossing my fingers, and toes and everything else! πŸ˜‰ I LOVE ballets esp the Nutcracker. I also love your site

  31. Kristy says:

    Would love to see this production!!

  32. Bev says:

    Oh my goodness..with the extravagant sets and costumes, and the talented dancers this would be a dream come true to take my granddaughter to! She loves to dance.. This sure would be sparking and spectacular for us both! Thanks for this amazing opportunity Miss 604!

  33. Elizabeth B says:

    I would love to take my daughter to see this performance! Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  34. neena says:

    great holiday tradition

  35. Mina says:

    This will be a great Xmas treat for my mom and myself!

  36. Katie says:

    Would love this!

  37. Emily says:

    I’d love to go!

  38. Kate says:

    I’ve always wanted to go!!!

  39. Rita M says:

    I’ve never seen the Nutcracker so I’d love to be able to win this and bring my daughter.

  40. Dannielle Naidu says:

    I would love to go πŸ™‚

  41. Jackie says:

    this would be a real nice surprise clark

  42. Andrea says:

    I would love to go!

  43. Donald says:

    Great for the Holidays!

  44. Stephanie barton says:

    I’ve never seen a ballet. Would love to go!

  45. Shelley Butcher says:

    I love Christmas, ballet and The Nutcracker. Would love to take my granddaughter. πŸŽ„

  46. J Perry says:

    Wonderful prize! I would love a night out.

  47. Mel says:

    Will make a great gift

  48. Cheuk Lau says:

    Great show

    Got to see it during Christmas time

  49. Tanya H says:

    This would be amazing!

  50. Hadley says:

    I would love to take my mom

  51. Meredith says:

    Would so love to take my daughter

  52. Kym says:

    Great contest, thanks so much! Nutcracker is a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas. I would love to go with my partner, he has never been to the ballet.

  53. Jen says:

    a Christmas classic! we go every year

  54. Anika says:

    This looks so beautiful!

  55. Karen says:

    I’d love to attend!

  56. Aria says:

    A Christmas tradition.

  57. Rose says:

    Nutcracker and the VSO – a perfect combination.

  58. Ally says:

    My friends are some of the kids on stage!

  59. Alo says:

    My daughter is a Nutcracker super fan!

  60. Ying says:

    Yay! Sugarplum fairy, mother ginger….keep dreaming. Zzzzzz

  61. Ying says:

    Can’t imagine Christmas without nutcracker.

  62. Garden says:

    Wow what a classy pairing with live orchestra!

  63. Alex says:

    My young daughter loves nutcracker. Fingers crossed.

  64. behzad says:

    another great prize. thanks

  65. Virginia S says:

    A perfect excuse to leave my kid with my parents and have a date with my hubby.

  66. Kirsten Fisher says:

    I would love to see The Nutcracker

  67. Sandy says:

    A traditional classic holiday event !

  68. Nancy Martin says:

    Wonderful time of the year – the Nutcracker is a fantastic way to celebrate the season. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

  69. Kristy says:

    I would love to see the Alberta Ballet Nutcracker!

  70. Becky says:

    Yes please!

  71. Wes says:

    Would love to finally see this!

  72. Marlene says:

    Wouldn’t this be a fabulous play at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win and have a Merry Christmas with your family.

  73. Sandra Pink says:

    Best part of Christmas is going to see the Nutcracker

  74. Stella Panagiotidis says:

    I’d love to attend this show!!! ❀❀❀

  75. Valerie says:

    Love the Nutcracker, have not seen it in many years.

  76. selina says:

    always such a festive event! would love to see the performance!

  77. Travis Woods says:

    What a wonderful way to ring in the new year and enjoy our first trip to Vancouver together!

  78. Lorena says:

    This would be a wonderful “Cultural and Christmas” performance to be remembered for years to come!

  79. Amanda says:

    I would love to take my husband to see the Nutcracker! πŸ™‚

  80. Anji says:

    Please pick me!

  81. Sean says:

    Would love to win this!

  82. Jason says:

    Would love to take my wife to the ballet! And I’m from Alberta… perfect combination

  83. Stephanie says:

    Would love to see this!

  84. dane says:

    over 80 local young dancers … adorable!

  85. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  86. Leah says:

    my daughter would love the costumes, the music and of course the dancing!

  87. Kim C says:

    I’ve never seen The Nutcracker and would love to go.

  88. Grace says:

    Sounds like a fun event!

  89. Sara Chiesa says:

    Looks like a great show! Would love to see this! πŸ™‚

  90. Amy Cross says:

    My 6 years old loves ballet but we can’t afford to put her in but it would be a blessing to bring her to a show.

  91. maria says:

    I love watching The Nutcracker

  92. Adrea Johnson says:

    Would so love to see this 🀞🏻!!

  93. Kaylee Wolfram says:

    Thanks for putting this on! Would be amazing to take the old man. Good luck everyone!

  94. Mandy says:

    Would love to take my daughter

  95. This would be my dream come true!! It would be my best Christmas present EVER!! Love Nutcracker Ballet and would be SO excited to win tickets. Thanks for the wonderful, marvelous contest. You are totally AWESOME!!

  96. Angela says:

    Oh my goodness, I’d love to take my daughter! Crossing my fingers!

  97. Jimmy Wong says:

    My daughter loves the ballet and this would really make her holidays all the more wonderful.

  98. Sandra Pink says:

    The Nutcracker used to be a family tradition… would love to see this wonderful ballet company’s Nutcracker, after a 5 year hiatus.

  99. Francine Morissette says:

    OMG …..the Nutcracker ….live!!

  100. Stephanie says:

    Love the ballet!!

  101. Sandra Pink says:

    Needing some culture in the New Year…. a great ballet company would please!!!

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