|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Dec 31, 2014
|Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker||Boston, MA|
Boston Opera House
In 1816, E.T.A. Hoffman wrote a story called The Nutcracker and the King of Mice, and Alexander Dumas adapted the tale a few years later. Using Tchaikovsky music, a choreographer called Marius Petipa turned the plot into a dance that debuted in 1892. One of the most popular ballet productions in the world, this holiday classic ranks with Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The performance includes "Russian Dance" and "Waltz of the Flowers" as well as Spanish dancers, Chinese dancers, and other surprises. If you enjoy Tchaikovsky ballets like Sleeping Beauty or Swan Lake, you will love this creative fantasy.
Full of magic and wonder, The Nutcracker plot takes place in Germany on Christmas Eve. Two children named Clara and Fritz Stahlbaum are enjoying their family party. Their godfather, a toymaker named Herr Drosselmeyer, gives the children gifts, and Clara loves her life-sized nutcracker doll. That night, the girl falls asleep under the Christmas tree and dreams of The Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. After he turns into a prince, her toy brings her to an enchanted forest and the Land of Sweets, and they meet fairies and dancing snowflakes. This winter, enjoy the magic with discount The Nutcracker tickets.