The Nutcracker is quite simply one of the most beloved ballets ever performed. It is also a popular holiday tradition throughout the world. The 19th century fairy tale ballet was written by the legendary Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker was an instant success when it was first performed over 100 years ago in St. Petersburg, Russia. It endures as a favorite into the 21st century.
The story of the Nutcracker takes place on Christmas Eve. A little girl, Clara, falls asleep under a Christmas tree. A wonderful dream world overtakes the stage and all of the children’s toys come to life around the sleeping little girl. It is here that the famous “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” takes place. Audiences of any age will adore this magical production with its lush costumes, classic score, and ethereal choreography and set design.
Attending a performance of The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday tradition that families around the world treasure. All of the world’s most famous ballet dancers including Mikhail Baryshnikov and Alessandra Ferri have taken a turn in roles in The Nutcracker. Your holiday season isn’t complete without a visit to this miraculous kingdom where mice become fierce enemies and a nutcracker becomes a fairy tale prince. All the lavish and spectacular dreams of childhood come true for a night, set to a timeless score. Buy The Nutcracker tickets today and experience the excitement of The Nutcracker live!
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Nutcracker Ballet Austin! TicketCity helped me get fabulous seats to the Nutcracker in Austin. We were in the middle of the orchestra, only 4 rows back from the stage! And at a very reasonable price. Thanks for an awesome ballet experience! December 17, 2012