Nutcracker Ballet Performances 2013

Sugar plum fairies, gingerbread men, dance of the snowflakes – ‘tis the season for the Nutcracker Ballet! If Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music is dancing around your head, check out one of the many Nutcracker performances in and around the city. It's a great way to kick off the Holiday season!

The Nutcracker at Cineplex
Dec. 12 and 22, 2013
Cineplex is offering families the opportunity to see the Royal Opera House’s live performance of The Nutcracker, close to home on select screens across the country. Watch the magic unfold on December 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm. There is an Encore Presentation on December 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm.
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The Nutcracker by National Ballet of Canada
Dec. 14, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014
The National Ballet’s sumptuous, comical, touching, and spellbinding version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Christmas tale was created in 1995 and has been enthralling audiences – especially children – ever since. Re-setting the story to Imperial Russia, with its simple folk customs and its overwhelming opulence, choreographer James Kudelka allows full rein to both his instincts for everyday beauty and dazzling spectacle, for natural wonder and dreamlike astonishment, all conveyed in an array of breathtaking choreography. The entire production is a glittering, enchanting gem of a ballet, a work that is at once deeply familiar and forever new.
The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
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The Nutcracker at Living Arts Centre
Dec. 15, 2013
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs the world’s most beloved ballet this Christmas. This Bolshoi Theatre version of the Nutcracker brings this timeless Holiday tradition to life with dazzling imagery in this breathtaking rendition of the classic tale. The company of 60 distinguished dancers has showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world.
Living Arts Centre - RBC Theatre, Mississauga
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The Nutcracker at Toronto Centre for the Arts
Dec. 20 to 21, 2013
The classic charm and pageantry of The Nutcracker hits the stage in Toronto for its sixth annual performance. Artistic Director Tatiana Stepanova has retained the ballet's traditional beauty with her innovative vision and polished choreography. Young talented dancers from all over Toronto and adjacent vicinities will be joined by Principal Dancers Kathleen BreenCombes and Jeffrey Cirio from Boston Ballet. Toronto International Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker is based on the Russian Classical version performed by the world’s top ballet companies: The Bolshoi Ballet and Kirov Ballet. With only 3 show times this captivating and enchanting performance is not to be missed.
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Ballet Jörgen Canada presents The Nutcracker
Dec. 30, 2013
Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen Canada’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker, a Canadian tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the Holidays. With beautiful choreography, spectacular costumes and sets, this Holiday season classic continues to mesmerize generations of children and adults of all ages.
Flato Markham Theatre
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The Nutcracker at the National Ballet of Canada

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