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In this enchanting holiday ballet, Clara finds an unlikely companion in her nutcracker doll, given to her as a Christmas gift. After all of the holiday festivities are through, Clara finds herself dancing with the Nutcracker prince, visiting the Sugar Plum Fairy, and meeting the Mouse King! A classic show, The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition for families everywhere. Get The Nutcracker tickets to experience the magic!
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Jan 03, 2015
|New York City Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker||New York, NY|
David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater)
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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 when their godfather, a toymaker named Herr Drosselmeyer, gives each of the children gifts. Clara instantly falls in love with her life-sized nutcracker doll. That night, the girl falls asleep under the Christmas tree and dreams that her nutcracker doll comes to life. Together, they embark on a whimsical adventure. The two travel to an enchanted forest and the Land of Sweets where they meet fairies and dancing snowflakes. This winter, enjoy the magic with The Nutcracker tickets.