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THE SCOOP | The National Ballet And Cineplex Are Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ To A Theater Near You

By Michael Vincent on November 19, 2020

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After The National Ballet of Canada revealed the scuttling of its 2020/21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this month, it was The Nutcracker that hurt most. This is the first time since 1955 that the company will not perform this holiday classic live.

But in a surprise announcement yesterday, the National Ballet has partnered with Cineplex Events to ensure that Canadians across the country will be able to enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season.

The Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition for many in our community, particularly families and children, said Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet. “During this challenging year when we are unable to perform live, I am delighted that through this partnership with Cineplex, the National Ballet can share this beautiful production with Canadians across the country.”

The Nutcracker will be available to stream online on the Cineplex Store, as well as screened at 50 plus Cineplex theatres across Canada starting December 4, 2020. The archival performance filmed in 2008 from Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre includes Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk as The Sugar Plum Fairy and Peter/The Nutcracker.

“We are thrilled to bring the magic of The Nutcracker to the magic of the big screen, and into living rooms of Canadians across Canada,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President of Event Cinema, Cineplex. “This partnership with The National Ballet of Canada provides a safe way to gather and celebrate one of the country’s most beloved holiday traditions.”

The Nutcracker is available to stream for $29.99 on the Cineplex Store. For those wishing to attend a screening in select theatres, tickets go on sale November 25, 2020.

Cineplex has ensured safety precautions are being followed. For details, see [HERE].

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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