The Nutcracker

Presented by: Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7 pm and 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm and 7 pm

Holiday magic is made year after year by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’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.

Born from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and with well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thompson’s Snow in the Woods (1916), and L.L. Fitzgerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922). 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.

This celebration of the wonder of the season is based on the popular traditional story The Nutcracker and the King of mice by E.T.A. Hoffman, enjoyed by audiences for years. The ballet’s second act is remembered for its celebration of varied dances, and our charming divertissements of raccoons, loons, dragonflies, and bears demonstrate Klara’s longing for the summer months as she travels excitedly through her dreams. The iconic, show-stopping pas-de-deux in the final act is lovingly danced by Lord and Lady Birch as they usher Klara safely home at the end of the adventure.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s Nutcracker is destined to become a national treasure that will warm the hearts of young and old alike. It is a holiday tradition that has showcased the magic of the season for years. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to again and again:
The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition

Choreography: Bengt Jörgen
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Set and Costume Design: Sue LePage
Lighting Design: Bonnie Beecher

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Ages: All ages
Language: English, French

Tickets (all-in price):

Rows AA-E
Adult - $60
Senior - $50

Child/Student - $43
Group 10+ - $36

Rows F-Q

Adult - $54
Senior - $46
Child/Student - $40
Group 10+ - $36

PLEASE NOTE: 
All patrons entering the theatre must have a ticket. A complimentary ticket is available for babes-in-arms at shows designated for children. "Babes in arms" are children 12 months or younger that will not occupy an additional seat. Parents/guardians who have paid admission must pick up these tickets in person from the Box Office on the day of the show only.


Venue: Harold Shenkman Hall
Genre: Dance, Holiday


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December 13 at 7:00 pm

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December 14 at 1:30 pm

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December 14 at 7:00 pm