Nutcracker Ballet Performances 2014




Toronto is a magical place during the holidays, full of so many treasures for young children to discover. The classic Nutcracker ballet is one such delight, and the city offers many wonderful interpretations of this beautiful Christmas show. There are lots of family-friendly Nutcracker productions taking place in and around the city. See this timeless classic that will keep kids charmed and wide-eyed.

The Nutcracker at Living Arts Centre
December 7, 2014
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings the most beloved ballet to glorious life, The Nutcracker. This company of distinguished dancers have showcased the unparalleled art of Russian ballet to countries throughout the world. Set to Tchaikovsky’s musical score this timeless ballet makes for a Holiday tradition the entire family can enjoy.
Living Arts Centre - Hammerson Hall, Mississauga
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The Nutcracker by National Ballet of Canada
December 13, 2014 to January 3, 2015
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, a Canadian Tradition by Ballet Jörgen
December 17 and 18, 2014
Holiday magic is made year after year by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen with The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition. Acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen has created a ballet destined to become a national treasure: dancers in over 100 richly coloured costumes dance to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score in front of stunning 30-foot backdrops featuring landscapes from The McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This is a beautiful Canadian work, and audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream-journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties, and creatures of the woods.
Betty Oliphant Theatre
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The Nutcracker at Sony Centre
December 20, 2014
Along with new original choreography, beautiful costumes, and magnificent sets, this elegant and luxurious venue will provide a unique experience to the audience as it brings them right into the heart of the performance. Tchaikovsky’s ethereal melodies take the audience on a fantastic journey through Clara’s dreams to the land of snow and sweets. The aerial and spirited dancing is supported by enchanting tapestry with custom made costumes and set designs adorning the stage.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
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The Nutcracker at Cineplex
December 21, 2014
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. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.
Cineplex Theatres
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Ballet Jörgen Canada presents The Nutcracker at Markham Theatre
December 30, 2014
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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