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The Nutcracker

A Christmas treat for the whole family

Friday, Dec. 31st, 2021
Pre-show ~ Cast Inteviews and Info 10:40am
Ballet ~ 11:00 am

Adults: $20
Children (16 and Under): $15
(All pre-Covid purchased Art Series tickets are valid & transferable to any of the ROH series)

No Membership Pricing

The Story:

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.


Peter Wright's interpretation of The Nutcracker has been enchanting children and adults alike since its first performance by The Royal Ballet in 1984. Lev Ivanov's 1892 ballet combined with Tchaikovsky's sumptuous, iconic score are presented in a festive period setting with vivid designs to make this a charming and magical production.

Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, the ballet begins in the 19th-century German home of the Stahlbaums, where they are hosting a lively Christmas party. The period setting is captured in opulent detail by Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs, which include authentic Christmas tree decorations that are magically brought to life. Wright's choreography ingeniously incorporates surviving fragments of the ballet's original material, including the sublime pas de deux for the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince. But in emphasizing the relationship between Clara and the Nutcracker, the production also gains a touching subtext of first love.

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Directed by: 
Royal Opera House
Running Time: 
2 hours 20 minutes, includes one interval
This production is suitable for ages 5+ (The performance includes a gunshot and a cannon-shot approximately 30 minutes into Act I)

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