Why See Twin Cities Ballet Of Minnesota - The Nutcracker?
One of Minnesota's favorite Holiday Shows
Join the Twin Cities Ballet Of Minnesota in their annual production of the Christmas classic The Nutcracker, and follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince into a magical Winter wonderland full of fairies, talking mice, houses made of sweets, and the dazzling Sugar Plum Fairy! The production is choreographed by the company's Artistic Director, Denise Vogt and is a full-length, tradition presentaiton of this Holiday classic - a holiday favourite for Minneapolis families!
A truly Minneapolis experience, this festive dance show is one of the most popular holiday events in the Twin Cities region. What gives this a true local spin is the use of gorgeously painted backdrops denoting famous Twin City landmarks. See Clara and Drosselmeyer dance across Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, along to the snow-covered banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, before the action takes to the Land of Sweets!
The story of The Nutcracker was originally written by E.T.A. Hoffmann however the beautiful score which accompanies this world-famous ballet was created by Tchaikovsky and received its debut over 100 years ago in 1892. A evening spent at a performance of this enchanting Holiday classic by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family!
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and sees Clara and Drosselmeyer dance across local landmarks across the Twin Cities, and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where a festival awaits them.
Opening night: 7 December 2018
Suitable for audiences of all ages
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Next available performances
Fri, Dec 7
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