Our contest to win a pair of tickets to Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker on opening night, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 is now closed. Congratulations to our winner Amanda A of Vancouver!
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Wednesday, December 29 & Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 30 – January 1 at 2 pm
Choreographed by Edmund Stripe, with sets and costumes designed by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown, The Nutcracker is set in turn of the 20th century Imperial Russia, an era of opulent grandeur. The new production injects “a fresh, vibrant magic to the mix where every cent of the $1.5 million budget is displayed through the stunning set designs and elaborate costumes” (The Calgary Herald). With scores of children, mice in the battle scene dressed as Cossack soldiers, and snowflakes dressed as Russian princesses, this “sparking and spectacular achievement” (The Calgary Herald) offers a perfect complement to Tchaikovsky’s glorious musical score played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.