Embark into a magical fairy tale ballet this December with Clara and her wooden Nutcracker.
During a Christmas party celebration given by her parents, little Clara received a special gift from Dr Drosselmeyer; “a wooden Nutcracker”. In a jealous fit, Fritz her brother breaks it, but in a twinkling of an eye, Dr Drosselmeyer was able to repair the Nutcracker.
The party ends, the guests leave and the Stahlbaums’ family goes to bed.
In the dark and quiet night, Clara is wild awake; the clock strikes midnights and a magical fantasy unfolds before her eyes.
Clara’s gift of a wooden Nutcracker comes to life, mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers, a handsome Prince takes her on a fairy tale adventure and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal an enchanting Land of Sweets, ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.
With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker is a must-see Christmas treat.
Date: 8th to 16th December 2017
Location: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Price: $40 – $140*
Duration: 2 hours (includes interval, subject to change without notice)