- In-person event
- ≈ 2 hours · With intermission
- Smoke machine
Featuring the NAC Orchestra
It just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker!
Join young Clara in a fairy tale dream and travel with her through sparkling winter landscapes. In a gorgeous mansion where a grand Christmas Eve party is in full swing, an enchanted nutcracker turns into a valiant soldier to fight the treacherous Rat King. As an offering, the luminous Sugar Plum Fairy rules over a glittering ball, surrounded by angelic figures and greedy pastry chefs. Set to Tchaikovsky’s immortal music, this Nutcracker fills the audience with joy and wonder with its grandiose sets and costumes, adventurous spirit, and magnificent dancers.
This year, NAC Dance is especially proud to welcome the stunning production by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens after a 16-year absence! The company was scheduled to perform at the NAC in 2020 to celebrate the 100th birthday of acclaimed choreographer Fernand Nault. Rediscover this beloved classic, which has only gotten more captivating since its creation. A real treat for the whole family. A touch of magic!