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National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker

December 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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$39

About the Ballet

Nutcracker Availability and Helpful Hints

Created in 1995 by the National Ballet’s former Artistic Director James Kudelka, this stunningly designed and richly choreographed version of the perennial Christmas classic is a holiday gem, traditional and touchingly affectionate, yet imbued with the vigour, wit and briskness of a contemporary sensibility. The dreams and imaginative powers of childhood, the lure of fantasy and the sheer appeal of spectacle all form part of Kudelka’s vision, which comprises virtuosic dance, inspired comedy and the unbridled visual extravagance that one has come to expect from The Nutcracker.

Kudelka has altered the narrative subtly, too, creating beneath the dazzling stagecraft an archetypal story of childhood growth and maturation. Focusing on the quarrelling siblings Misha and Marie, the ballet follows the pair as they move through new phases of understanding and experience, preparing them for their entry into the world of adolescence.

The brilliantly detailed and sparkling sets by Santo Loquasto evoke an enchanted, rustic world of the Russian past, one replete with folk customs and rituals that magically evolve into the ice-encrusted world of the Snow Queen and the splendour of the golden palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Underscored by Tchaikovsky’s beloved and inimitable music, the entire production is like uncovering a familiar treasure and seeing it anew.

Casting

The Sugar Plum Fairy
Jillian Vanstone (December 9 at 2:00 pm/ December 13 at 7:00 pm/ December 24 at 1:00 pm/ December 29 at 5:30 pm)
Sonia Rodriguez (December 9 at 7:00 pm/ December 10, 17 at 5:30 pm)
Tina Pereira (December 10 at 1:00 pm/December 21 at 7:00 pm)
Greta Hodgkinson (December 14,15, 23 at 7:00 pm)
Elena Lobsanova (December 16 at 2:00 pm/ December 19 at 7:00 pm/ December 27 at 1:00 pm)
Heather Ogden (December 16, 20 at 7:00 pm/ December 23 at 2:00 pm)
Calley Skalnik* (December 17 at 1:00 pm/ December 22, 28 at 7:00 pm/ December 30 at 2:00 pm)
Jurgita Dronina (December 27 at 5:30 pm/ December 29 at 1:00 pm/December 30 at 7:00 pm)

Peter/The Nutcracker
Skylar Campbell (December 9 at 2:00 pm/ December 13 at 7:00 pm/ December 24 at 1:00/ December 29 at 5:30 pm)
Harrison James (December 9, 14, 15, 23 at 7:00 pm/December 10, 17 at 5:30 pm)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (December 10, 29 at 1:00 pm/December 21, 30 at 7:00 pm/ December 27 at 5:30 pm)
Naoya Ebe (December 16 at 2:00 pm/ December 19 at 7:00 pm/ December 27 at 1:00 pm)
Guillaume Côté (December 16, 20 at 7:00 pm/ December 23 at 2:00 pm)
Christopher Gerty* (December 17 at 1:00 pm/ December 22, 28 at 7:00 pm/ December 30 at 2:00 pm)

Snow Queen
Xiao Nan Yu (December 9 at 2:00 pm/ December 10, 29 at 5:30 pm/December 21at 7:00 pm/December 24 at 1:00 pm)
Elena Lobsanova (December 9,16, 20, 30 at 7:00 pm/December 23 at 2:00 pm/December 27 at 5:30 pm/ December 29 at 1:00 pm )
Jenna Savella (December 10 at 1:00 pm/December 13, 15, 23 at 7:00 pm/December 17 at 5:30 pm)
Tanya Howard (December 16 at 2:00 pm/December 19 at 7:00 pm/December 27 at 1:00 pm)
Hannah Fischer (December 17 at 1:00 pm/December 14, 22, 28 at 7:00 pm/ December 30 at 2:00 pm)

Baba
Andreea Olteanu (December 9 at 2:00 pm/ December 13, 21 at 7:00 pm/ December 24 at 1:00 pm/ December 29 at 5:30 pm)
Alejandra Perez-Gomez (December 9, 14,16, 20, 30 at 7:00 pm/December 23 at 2:00 pm/December 27 at 5:30 pm/ December 29 at 1:00 pm)
Stephanie Hutchison (December 10 at 1:00 pm/December 16, 30 at 2:00 pm/December 17, 27 at 1:00 pm/December 19, 22, 28 at 7:00 pm)
Tiffany Mosher (December 15, 23 at 7:00 pm/December 10, 17 at 5:30 pm)

Uncle Nikolai
Robert Stephen (December 9 at 2:00 pm/ December 13 at 7:00 pm/December 24 at 1:00 pm/ December 29 at 5:30)
Jonathan Renna (December 9, 14, 16, 20 at 7:00 pm/ December 23 at 2:00 pm)
Jack Bertinshaw (December 10 at 1:00 pm/December 21 at 7:00 pm)
Dylan Tedaldi (December 10, 17 at 5:30 pm/December 15, 23 at 7:00 pm)
Spencer Hack (December 16 at 2:00 pm/ December 19 at 7:00 pm December 27 at 1:00 pm)
Donald Thom* (December 17 at 1:00 pm/December 22, 28 at 7:00 pm/December 30 at 2:00 pm)
Ethan Watts* (December 27 at 5:30 pm/December 29 at 1:00 pm/ December 30 at 7:00 pm)

* Debut
Casting subject to change.

Further Reading

Availability and Helpful Hints

Synopsis

Credits

Choreography and Libretto:
James Kudelka, O.C.

Music:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Set and Costume Design:
Santo Loquasto

Lighting Design:
Jennifer Tipton

The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lawrence & Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

Details

Date:
December 30
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$39
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://national.ballet.ca/Productions/2017-18-Season/The-Nutcracker

Venue

Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1 Canada
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