The Nutcracker ballet is a classic holiday experience for kids and parents, and the Greater Toronto Area offers many wonderful interpretations of this beautiful Christmas show. Families will love the energy and drama of The Nutcracker, from the visit of sweet Sugar Plum fairy to the frantic battle with the Rat King.
Here's where your family can see variations of The Nutcracker playing this Holiday season...
The Nutcracker by National Ballet of Canada
December 8, 2018 to December 30, 2018
James Kudelka's ravishing and gloriously re-imagined version of the evergreen Christmas spectacular was created for The National Ballet of Canada in 1995 and it remains an unparalleled holiday entertainment for both children and adults. Replete with Kudelka's signature dynamic and exuberant choreography and gliding with wonderful ease from whimsical and often boisterous comedy to breathtaking spectacle and touching emotion, the ballet is a feast for both the senses and the imagination. Join us 45 minutes before every performance in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Four Seasons Centre for Nutcracker Story Time!
The Nutcracker at Living Arts Centre
December 9, 2018
The internationally acclaimed National Ballet Theatre of Odessa brings The Nutcracker to life through graceful costumes, enchanting sets and astonishingly beautiful dances set to a wonderful musical score. The Nutcracker is the perennial favourite of generations of children and “children at heart”, following a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice!
Pia Bouman’s 33rd Annual Nutcracker
December 14, 2018 to December 16, 2018
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the Nutcracker ballet! Presented by Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, a not-for-profit dance school in Parkdale, it brings together nearly 100 dancers ages seven to 18 along with a community of volunteers and local dignitaries to share this holiday favourite. It is an annual tradition for many families in and beyond the Toronto area, that brings Parkdale and its surrounding communities together for an evening of dance and holiday cheer.
The Nutcracker at Flato Markham Theatre
December 16, 2018
Karpov Ballet Theatre mission is to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of ballet art, introducing classical ballet heritage to the community. This Holiday Season the Company brings famous Classical Christmas Story ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky to Flato Markham Theatre stage.
The Nutcracker at Sony Centre
December 22, 2018
Toronto International Ballet Theatre - The Nutcracker, featuring Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet. Based on the classical version of the Nutcracker, which is performed by the world’s top ballet companies. Artistic Director Tatiana Stepanova has retained the ballet’s traditional beauty, enhancing it with her innovative vision and unique choreography. TIBT’s version of the holiday classic brings out the strengths of the community of dancers and interjects a fresh and fun atmosphere to the traditional tale of a Christmas dream; providing a unique experience to all who attend.
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