- In-person event
- ≈ 2 hours and 4 minutes · With intermission
Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Act I: 52 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act II: 50 minutes
A single gift from Clara’s godfather kicks off an amazing adventure. When the enchanted nutcracker mysteriously comes to life during the night, the stage is set for a tale filled with charm, nostalgia and magic. From a battle with the fiendish Mouse King to the opulent kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the costumes, choreography and characters in this production are sure to enchant your eyes and your heart.
The many cultural references in this beloved Canadian-themed production are sure to bring a smile to viewers’ faces. A hockey game on a frozen pond, RCMP officers battling the evil Mouse King on Parliament Hill, a few nods to the Hudson's Bay Company—all the elements are in place for this fabulous holiday tradition. When the clock strikes midnight, Clara will fall in love with her dashing Nutcracker and find herself on a storybook journey into the heart of a fairy tale. Choreographed by RWB alumni Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon and set to Tchaikovsky's iconic score, this production features dazzling costumes designed by Paul Daigle and a masterpiece set designed by Brian Perchaluk.